Medina: "I Want To Make Her Happy"

American Idol hopeful Chris Medina stole the judges' hearts with his emotional story and stirring audition. Read on to learn about his inspirational story.

Moments like this remind us why we still love American Idol so much.

American Idol Chris Medina sings for injured fiancee Juliana Ramos

American Idol judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez hit the Milwaukee auditions on Wednesday night and one contestant managed to steal everyone's heart.

Twenty-six-year-old Chris Medina appeared before the judges and gave an emotional explanation of why he wears his fiancee's ring around his neck. Medina and Juliana Ramos were two months away from marrying in October 2009 when she suffered serious brain damage in a car accident.

Now, Medina is one of her primary caretakers -- and Ramos is his biggest fan.

"What kind of man would I be if I walked away when she needed me the most," he said during the emotional pre-taped interview.

Medina went on to sing a stirring cover of The Script's Breakeven -- and the judges were visibly impressed.

After Medina finished, they asked him to bring in his fiancee to meet them.

"That's why he sings so good, because he sings for you," Steven Tyler whispered into Ramos' ear.

The best part? The judges gave Medina his ticket to Hollywood.

We can't wait to see what Chris Medina brings to the American Idol stage -- and we know Juliana Ramos will be right there the whole time.

Chris Medina on American Idol video

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Comments on "American Idol hopeful Chris Medina sings for injured fiance"

Lisa January 28, 2011 | 8:38 AM

Chris Medina will find fame anyways after all this publicity. Just watch and see.

Coree Silvera January 27, 2011 | 10:23 PM

Maybe he called Steven Tyler "Steve".

Kimberly January 27, 2011 | 2:38 PM

I watched this on YouTube and was so touched. I missed American Idol last night. What a wonderful man. He has a beautiful heart and voice.

Betsy January 27, 2011 | 1:11 PM

I am completely over the sob stories on AI (Danny Gokey? UGH), but in this case I have to say that Steven Tyler's display of touching compassion redeemed this segment for me.

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