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Steven Tyler told American Idol hopeful Reis Kloeckener that his audition performance had brought a tear to his eye. The 20-year-old student and pizza maker from St. Louis sang 'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers on the Thursday night (February 2) episode of American Idol. Tyler said: "You made me cry. I tell you what man, that was so beautiful you made me cry, that's how good that was right now. You made me tear up and get all crazy inside. I haven't heard anything like that." "Is that a yes?" joked Lopez, before giving Kloeckener a second yes. A third yes from Randy Jackson sent him through to Hollywood with full support from the panel. After Kloeckener left the audition room, Tyler repeated: "That is phenomenal." Kloeckener (more) »


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