John Arthur Greene American Idol Audition: Taking On Keith Urban! [VIDEO]

We always think it takes a special act of bravery for an American Idol hopeful to audition in front of the judges with one of their own songs. John Arthur Greene apparently has that kind of courage, because he tried out for American Idol auditions by taking on a Keith Urban Classic!

John Arthur Greene American Idol Audition (FOX/YouTube)
John Arthur Greene American Idol Audition (FOX/YouTube)

Of course, John Greene has had to deal with a lot in his life, so it’s no wonder he has the strength to do something risky in front of the judges. John tells the celebrity panel that he lost his dear brother in a shooting accident and it’s an emotional moment. He says they were playing cops and robbers and the gun he was playing with was loaded. When he pretended to shoot him, it actually went off, and his brother died in his arms.

During his performance, John Greene managed to get American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez bobbing her head to the song, while Keith Urban gave a smile and a chuckle to hearing the hopeful singing his tune. We don’t have his full audition video for you yet, but we’ll post it here when we do. Meanwhile, you can get a sneak peek at it below!

Can’t wait to find out if John Arthur Greene made it through to the next round of the competition? Take a sneak peek ahead in the season on our American Idol spoilers page!