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Miami Resident Returns home from Hollywood after 'American Idol'

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It's a dream that many people wish for, but for James Redden, it's practically a day's work.

"The Past year's been such a blessing. Just go from auditioning to X-Factor, The Voice, and now Idol. It's paying off finally I think." says Redden.

Redden began his American Idol Journey back in July 2012 when the tour came to Joplin. With his incredible Country-Pop vibe, it earned him a spot in the next round.

"Every single audition, like my first auditions, I did a Rascal Flatts song...I did 'I Melt', and it got me through, so I think it was the right choice"

Tracy Kirk, a longtime friend of Redden's has watched his progress throughout the years, and continues to see him grow.

"Whenever he's singing he always gives me chills, and he always does an excellent job." she says. "I knew he was going to go far. I still think he's kind of an American Idol hero to me. He's really good. I love to hear him sing."

With his career just beginning, Redden certainly has a lot to offer.

"Having these things on your resume, like American Idol, or say X factor or the Voice, or anything like that, you automatically have your foot somewhat in the door." says Redden.

As for the future, Redden says if he does not make any other television shows, he will certainly be going back to American Idol for another chance.

Redden will be graduating in May and plans to continue his music.

For more information on James Redden's music, head to his Facebook page.

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