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A Garbage Man Named Douglas Kiker Is Making Everyone Cry on ‘American Idol’


A new season of American Idol is starting up soon, and somehow, we’re already crying. Just a little bit. If you saw the sneak peek of American Idol Season 18, you’re probably sniffling a little bit too. The part that really got us was the short clip of Douglas Kiker — the American Idol contestant who is also a garbage man. Here’s what we know about Douglas (other than the fact that we’re definitely gonna need tissues any time he’s on the screen).

Meet Douglas Kiker, ‘American Idol’ hopeful.

We only see Douglas for a few seconds of the sneak preview video. “I’m a garbage man,” he tells the judges during his audition. Apparently, his presentation was enough to move judge Lionel Richie from his chair. He stands next to Douglas and says, “He’s here to show his daughter that he’s somebody.”