Ryan Nisbett earned a ticket to Hollywood at the American Idol Season 13 auditions in Detroit. (FOX Photo)
Ryan Nisbett earned a ticket to Hollywood at the American Idol Season 13 auditions in Detroit. (FOX Photo)

American Idol has already introduced us to dozens of singers in Season 13, but Ryan Nisbett qualifies as one of the more memorable.

There's that pompadour. There's that weight-loss story.

Then there's that impressive rendition of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" - while he was sick, no less.

Ryan, a 24-year-old art student from Deckerville, Mich., said he tipped the scales at 300 pounds when he was 20-21.

A gluten-free and dairy-free diet helped him lose most of the weight, he told Ryan Seacrest before stepping into the audition room sporting one of the snazziest male hairdos since Sanjaya Malakar's ponyhawk.

To learn more about Ryan and listen to some of his music, head here.



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