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Eben Franckewitz charms us, Travis Orlando breaks our heart on 'American Idol'

Pittsburgh contestant Eben Franckewitz, who is only 15,

Pittsburgh contestant Eben Franckewitz, who is only 15, pleased the judges with his cute looks and his take on the classic "Ain't No Sunshine," on the "American Idol" show which aired Jan. 19, 2012. Credit: Fox

Eben Franckewitz,15, is next on "American Idol." He seems to have a great, supportive family around him. He's polite and well-spoken. "People say I look like Justin Bieber," he says -- he's waaaay too down to earth for that.

Croons out "Ain't No Sunshine," and its simple and nice to listen to. "Some people just have it, some people are just born to do it," says Jennifer Lopez. They all liked him; cause he's a kid he gets really excited, as does his family. He's got a good vibe. I hope he stays around.

Travis Orlando from the Bronx is back, with a heartfelt rendition of "Isn't She Lovely?" They want him to show more passion. He's dropped out of high school and says "this is an all or nothing thing."

He starts crying, talking about how much this all means to him. He says his mom walked out on them last year after "Idol" aired, they got evicted and are now living in a shelter. Oh, gosh.

"I'm scared but at the same time, I know this is what I want," he says. They vote, send him through. It's almost like this means too much to him; gotta root for him, though.

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