Francisco Martin from American Idol during Hollywood Week

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5 Fun Facts About Francisco Martin from ‘American Idol’

Learn about Francisco Martin from ‘American Idol.’ Get to know this Filipino singer and musician from California and how his journey unfolds on American Idol.

Francisco Martin made quite a splash on his first audition on ‘American Idol‘ Season 3 on ABC in front of the celebrity judges.

Now we are heading onto the Hollywood weeks and want to dive into who he is a bit more!

1. Francisco revealed that he wasn’t nervous at all prior to the American Idol audition, however when he stepped in that room he became so nervous that Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan went over to calm him down by giving him a hug. Watch the full audition below.

2. People are speculating that Makayla Phillips, an American Idol contestant and Francisco are a little more than friends. On an Instagram post about Hollywood week, Makayla left a heart emoji in the comments.

3 Just recently he covered Katy Perry’s hit, “The One That Got Away” with his friend. Check it out:

4. Francisco is of Filipino descent and from San Francisco, California.

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Been under the weather, but new music coming soon.

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5. Has been compared to Zayn Malik from One Direction.

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