We had already surmised that this might be the Year of the Young on “American Idol” and that was before we saw 15-year-old Jacee Badeaux from Lafayette, La. Check out the video of his wonderful version of “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.”

What we marvel at is that clearly he’s unpolished, he’s young and his voice hasn’t changed yet. And he’s still as good as he is. Imagine how great he’ll be when he gets a little older.

Did you like his audition? He sounds a little like Justin Bieber to us. Think he’ll make it to the tween voting and capture the young girls’ hearts?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."