‘It was definitely scary’: Clover man advances to next round on ‘American Idol’

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A York County native took center stage on “American Idol” over the weekend.

Aiden Adair, 19, told Channel 9 that he’s always had a special connection to music.

“I always used to sing myself to sleep at night, and that’s how I got into singing,” Adair told Channel 9′s Elsa Gillis.

The Clover High School graduate spent much of his childhood participating in chorus and school plays.

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Since then, Adair has been focused on his music, taking his talents to TikTok where some of his videos have received millions of views.

He says it took a while to work up the courage to audition for “American Idol” but on Sunday, he performed for celebrity judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan.

“It was definitely scary,” Adair said.

In the end, Adair got the ticket to advance to the Hollywood round of the competition.

“American Idol” airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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