Doug Kiker, a garbage man from Alabama, won over the hearts of millions on American Idol when he brought Katy Perry to tears with his cover of “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. Sadly, however, his Idol journey came to an end on the first day of Hollywood week, but that doesn’t mean his dreams of becoming a singer are no more.
After his stint on the popular singing competition, Kiker returned home to Alabama where he got a new set of teeth and a newfound level of confidence.
“I got new teeth, guys,” Kiker beamed in a video shared by American Idol earlier this month. “The sky’s the limit, man! Y’all got me feeling that way,” he proudly continued.
As he showed off his new pearly whites Kiker declared: “I finally believe in myself enough to actually sing in front of people.”
The aspiring singer has been active on social media and recently shared several performances to his YouTube page. Among the country covers featured are performances of Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Tennessee Whiskey,” originally recorded by George Jones and later by Chris Stapleton.
In his latest video, Kiker also shared that he has another daughter on the way.
Click above to watch his performances.