February 28, 2008

Homeless Idol Comes to Town

The Journal-Gazette is reporting that Josiah Leming, the American Idol guy who was living out of his car (and who was so very upset when he was cut), is coming to Fort Wayne to get a free, 2000 Pontiac Bonneville from Glenbook Hyundai.  He'll give a concert, too, but that's all sold out.

Leming captured the attention of "Idol" viewers when cameras revealed the then-17-year-old was living out of his now-defunct car during the Atlanta auditions.

He dropped out of high school at 17 to drive around the Southeast and Midwest for gigs and to wait tables. His mother has terminal cancer. His father is out of work.

Leming is the second-oldest of his parents' nine children.

How about that. 

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