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Wednesday Morning Man: Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon!

This young man may or may not end up winning American Idol.

Whatever happens, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon has won over a lot of people with his talent and his story.

On Sunday, Harmon took to the stage to perform a simple, emotional rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic track Landslide. As he performed the number, the show cut back to a conversation he had with in-house mentor Bobby Bones about his relationship with his parents since the 26-year-old came out.

“It has been a really difficult past few months for me,” Harmon shared. “My parents still have not been able to accept me being gay. … I decided to move out and that was a difficult choice to make. I felt like it was the healthiest thing for me to do. Being a part of this show has been good for me in one way, but it has also been a big challenge for me. I’m just being very public about my story and it’s causing a lot of change in my life right now.”

He said he wished his parents could be there and got through the number before breaking down in tears once he was off the stage.

“I was gonna dedicate that song to my mom and dad,” he said. “They were really on my mind when I sang that. I just want them to know that I love them, and I tried to communicate that.”



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2 Remarks

  1. I love this kid. He is remarkable.

  2. Hi Greg, this is a gay situation that causes unspeakable agony for victims. Prejudice and rejection of your own child’s orientation is a reality that must be CRUSHED. How I admire this brave man taking on society’s short-comings in such a public way. He needs every bit of support he can get, so that all narrow-minded, blinkered, misguided bible thumpers finally catch a wake-up to the havoc they wreak when they use their Fred Flinstone attitudes to undermine their own flesh and blood. How I hope Jeremiah wins (even his name is religion-based, poor fellow) and if he doesn’t win he’s gonna FLY anyway with talent like that. A mountain of love to you, Jerry, from Vernon, all the way from Johannesburg.

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