29 year-old Brian Lee, a Lubbock native, is now one of five finalists out of more than 4,000 entries. Lee now lives in Granbury and has been flying back and forth to New York City to participate in the competition.
On Thursday the first contestants was voted off and Monday morning on NewsChannel 11 another contest will be voted off. We talked to Brian Sunday night, and he said he feels good about Thursday's performance but has already had the experience of a lifetime.
"It's a lot of fun and from my perspective just having the opportunity to be here, even if I were voted off tomorrow (Monday) I feel very fortunate and blessed to even be here. I think tomorrow (Monday) is going to be a crucial performance because everybody's just doing a great job."
Monday morning one person will be voted off, then the singing will continue. Brian is scheduled to sing James Ingram's "Just Once." To vote for Brian and keep him in the competition (click here).