Dzaki Sukarno, a 20-year-old farmer from Las Cruces New Mexico, earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood on American Idol on Sunday evening (Feb. 28) with a cover of one of Kane Brown’s biggest hits.
Portions of Sukarano’s audition aired during the ‘Idol Across America’ segment, highlighting the virtual audition process that took place this season.
Sukarno originally auditioned from home and ultimately made his way to California to perform in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
He appeared in front of the Idol judges to sing Kane Brown’s “Good As You.”
While his audition was cut short during the show, it’s clear he left a lasting impression with the judges as he’s seen holding a golden ticket during the clip.
Sukarno is popular on TikTok where he refers to himself as an “Asain Country Boy” and often covers artists such as Chris Stapleton, Conway Twitty and Parker McCollum.
Sukarno’s audition begins around the 1:34 mark in the video above.
American Idol returns on Sunday (March 7) at 8/7c.