Patchogue native Christan Guardino has won the hearts of viewers and is now one of the Top 14 contestants on Season 20 of American Idol. The performer received enough votes from America to advance to the Top 10 while the other four votes for the Top 14 were decided by the celebrity judges. After securing his spot Guardino sang Creep by Radiohead and reflected on what the lyrics meant to him. I do not belong here I dont belong here… it makes me think oh hell yeah I belong here Guardino said.
Family and friends gathered at Pera Bell in Patc hogue the restaurant Guardinos uncle coowns on Monday night to cheer the singer on. Guardinos mom Beth couldnt help but be on edge of her seat waiting to hear if her son advanced to the next round. She said in comparison to when Guardino first shared his gift of singing with the world at 16 years old on Season 12 of Americas Got Talent he has completely transformed as a performer. And his confidence comes through the television screen Beth said. This whole experience has been so different he left us and were seeing a difference in him Beth said. Were stunned to tears when we watch him…I think it has a lot to do with the fact that hes doing this all on his own — I think he is feeling so liberated and empowered.