(WVUE) - He's got a ticket to ride and Raceland cheered.
Last night, Raceland native Cameron Richard advance on American Idol, wowing the three-judge panel with a rendition of Ed Sheeran's "give Me Love."
Native New Orleanian Harris Connick, Jr. said "it's so great to hear that Louisiana accent, it's great to hear. You look like a young Paul McCartney when you sing."
With that Connick, along with judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, voted to punch Richard's ticket to advance.
Richard was born with a cleft palate and doctors told him he would have speech problems. They also told him he would likely never be able to sing.