Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, gay church janitor and pastor, whose journey we follow this year american idol, made his bid for the Top 20 last night, revealing that his parents did not accept him, so they were not there to watch.
Harmon's boyfriend, John, was there to cheer him up while singing Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" to audiences in Hawaii.
Said Harmon: "I just have to keep telling myself that I can do this. … I'm doing this for me. I am doing this to everyone who has been banished by their loved ones. I know this is not just my experience and if I can be open about it and vulnerable, then maybe it can bring hope to someone else. "
After his presentation, Harmon said: "I was going to dedicate this song to my mother and father. They were really on my mind when I sang this. I just want them to know that I love them and tried to communicate that. "
Harmon first caught the attention of the judges with an original song about getting into heaven as a gay man.
He continued to win hearts during the week of audition with covers of Carole King's "Beautiful," and Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."