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Singer Eben Franckewitz: American Idol 11 (2012) Spoilers and Predictions

Updated on January 22, 2012

Eben Franckewitz is a 15-year-old singer from Milford, OH. He is a contestant on the 11th season of American Idol. According to spoilers over at TheIdolPad website, Franckewitz has made the Top 24, which means he will sing for America's votes. Based on the current system, Eben only needs to get through that one round to make the Top 12. He could also get a wildcard, but that is somewhat unlikely for a 15-year-old contestant unless all of the other young contestants also fail to make the Top 12 on the public vote.

So far, there is too little information to give a strong prediction about how Eben will do. His initial audition, which was "Ain't No Sunshine," was very pretty and displayed perfect vocal control. At the same time, it was also unoriginal. Many people will love him just for his excellent vocal tone. Generally, though, that is not going to be enough to win American Idol. Something more is needed.

If he does not play instruments, perhaps Eben can choose more unique performances or find a way to twist a song to a different style. These are gimmicks to an extent (especially when basically "stealing" unique covers off of YouTube), but such performances often create buzz and could gain fans and votes.

Apparently, some people think Eben Franckewitz looks like Justin Bieber. Any kind of thing like that that increases memorability can get votes initially. Because he is somewhat memorable and likely able to deliver at least one near-perfect performance, Eben has a reasonable chance to make the Top 12. After that, the road will get much tougher. The only contestant who won with a style even remotely close to Eben's is Ruben Studdard, and Ruben seems to have a much stronger voice. Over the years, it has become very apparent that just singing well is not enough to win American Idol. You either need general popularity, artistry or something extra. While Eben has not shown that something else yet, it will be fun to see if he has that something special to make a run for the Idol Season 11 championship.


TheIdolPad: American Idol 11 Contestant Spoilers

Eben Franckewitz American Idol 11 Auditions


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      haley 5 years ago

      eben, were one of the best singers on the show. and im sry u got voted off. but remember to always follow ur heart and never give up. keep on fightin and u will b number one.

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      Amy 5 years ago

      Eben you are truely an amazing singer idk why they voted you off it just dont make since to me because your amazing just don't give up whatever you do just keep on keepin on I wish you the best !!!!! ;)

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      Bieber 5 years ago

      I love you eben..................

      You amazing...

      And you handsome&cute.....

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      Kalla 5 years ago

      He's the best I've ever seen!!! He's off I'm not watching American Idol anymore!!!

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      Kelsey Rose 5 years ago

      HE'S OFF AMERICAN IDOL.?!?!?!? Screw it I'm not watching this show anymore

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      ILoveEbenFranckewitz 5 years ago

      I honestly love him. He's awesome and sings great(: If he gets voted off I'm done watching American Idol this season.

      Eben. I love you.(; Your Amazing

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      Elise 5 years ago

      I LOVE THIS KID! He's sorta close to my age, too!!! :) *_*

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      Alissa 5 years ago

      hes sooo cute!!!! im voting for him every show!!!! XD

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      Corinne 5 years ago

      Omg sooooo hot

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      Justice Adele 5 years ago


      I love you....

      You are so hot,cool,cute & handsome...

      I love you so much...

      hope you're a single boy...

      i loooooovvvveeeee yyyyyooooouuuu ssssoooo mmmmuuuucccchhhh.......................

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      Paige Bailey 5 years ago

      He's so cute. I love Eben. All y'all better vote for him. So cute :)

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      Brianna schibley-laird. 5 years ago

      He's my favorite! Has my vote!

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      Lucy 5 years ago

      Eben! (:

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      Zia 5 years ago

      well I'm pretty sure he doesn't love you so shut up and just watch

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      trishtin 6 years ago

      i want him to win american idol 11

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      Morgan 6 years ago

      omg he is so cute he is a year older than me and i love him

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      Bella 6 years ago

      I love him! He's so cute!! He has a great voice and great personality!!

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      Ahima Bochung 6 years ago

      He is so cuteeee.......:)