It all started back in January on the first night of American Idol auditions.
A 16-year-old high school student named Robbie Rosen took the stage and made it
through to Hollywood. That teenager was a Merokean, Calhoun student and grandson of Joan Yuni, a resident at the Atria Lynbrook.
Rosen wowed the judges with his rendition of John Lennon’s “Yesterday” to get through to Hollywood, where he nailed “Moody’s Mood for Love” to send him to the next round.
Group week was next on the agenda for the teen where he stood out from the pack
with his portion of "I Want You Back," by the Jackson 5, sending Rosen to Las Vegas to perform during Beatles week on the hit show. Rosen performed a soulful "Got to Get You Into My Life" with Aaron Sanders and Jordan Dorsey.
Singing for a spot in the top 24, Rosen belted Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to be the
Hardest Word,” during his final audition in order to solidify his spot in the next round.
Now onto the voting round, Yuni’s support system at Atria Lynbrook used all the technology at their disposal to vote for Robbie and the facility held a viewing party on Tuesday to see Rosen break out of the box and sing “Angel” by singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan.
See if Rosen will move on to the next round as voting results are announced tonight at 8 p.m. on American Idol.