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Chicagoan-turned-'Idol' Devin Velez embarks on show's tour
Devin Velez dreamed a dream, then he did it; watched it, then he lived it. The Chicago-born, longtime fan of "American Idol" tried out for the show last summer after talking about doing so for years, and then lived out every "Idol" fan's dream by heading to Hollywood and eventually making his way to the top 10. Even though he was eliminated after the top-eight show thanks in part to a mildly disastrous group song, Velez cherished his time on the show and felt like he won anyway.
By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy
May 21, 2013