Trey Louis Wiki – Trey Louis Biography
Appearing on “American Idol” means a lot more to contestant Trey Louis, a 21-year-old mattress salesman from Santa Fe, Texas, than just potential fame and fortune. After performing a smoky rendition of Whiskey Myers’ “Stone” on Sunday’s episode, judge Luke Bryan asked Louis why he was auditioning for the reality singing competition.
Louis went on to tell the judges that he is a survivor of the 2018 Santa Fe High School mass shooting, and that he was in an art classroom when the shooter “ripped his way out.” “I lost a lot of friends,” Louis said. In May 2018, a gunman fatally shot two teachers and eight students at Santa Fe High School, authorities confirmed to CNN at the time.
Trey Louis Age
Trey Louis is 35 years old.
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry identified student Dimitrios Pagourtzis as the shooter, who is charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault on a public servant. Louis explained on this week’s “Idol” show that since the shooting, he’s “really been negative” and that Santa Fe “had a bad rap.” Judge Katy Perry covered her head with her hands and was heard sobbing.
“Our country has failed us,” she exclaimed. “This is not right. You should be singing here because you love the music, not because you had to go through it. You don’t have to lose eight friends.” When Judge Lionel Richie said that a tragedy like this has been tolerated for “too long” and has now become “the norm,” Perry added that “we have to change and I hope you can lead.” Can you do me that favor?
“For me, for my school, for you, you’ve got it,” Louis told Perry. When it came time for the judges to vote on Louis’s audition, all three readily answered yes. Choking, Bryan’s voice cracked as he told the contestant, “You’re perfect.” The energy in the room then turned to celebration. Louis smiled as he hugged Perry, Bryan and Richie after they told the aspiring singer that she was moving on to the next round.
As Joe Cocker’s “I Shall Be Released” played in the background, Louis ran into his girlfriend Grace outside the audition room and the pair embraced as he held up her golden ticket. “It is important for me to share my story from my hometown. For Parkland, for Columbine, for Las Vegas and so many others,” Louis was heard saying after the audition.
“What we go through every day because of what happened is terrible. There is light, there is positivity. You just have to go chase it. Santa Fe, I don’t stop. I have all the motivation behind me. I have all of you behind me,” he said. What a blessing this really is.”
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