We are four auditions in to American Idol Season 9 and we are finding some contenders who are Christian music artists. We cover the American Idol from a Christian perspective. We highlight and follow Christian music artist performing on American Idol. Check out our American Idol Season 8 archives where we were an early champion of Kris Allen and season long fans of Danny Gokey and Matt Giraud.
So far, the American Idol Season 9 auditions have been your usual string of greatness, intermingled with catastrophes. However, some exciting Christian artists are starting to emerge. Last week highlighted amazing soul artist Alex Nestor. Today we will show you a Christian artist from the Atlanta auditions, Ben Honeycutt . In order to find all of the Christians competing on American Idol Season 9 we need your help. Please help us find the believers who are competing in Hollywood and send us as much background as you can find on them. Here are a few artists we are researching:
Alexander “Alex” Lambert
Ashley (Makailah) Rodriguez
Christopher “Chris” Golightly
Vered Didi Benami
Now to American Idol Season 9 Contender, Christian music artist Ben Honeycutt
Benjamin “Ben” Honeycutt, songwriter and former front man for the Christian metal group Candlefuse, is now the worship leader for The Church @ Catoosa in Ringold, Georgia. He lives in Fort Ogelthorpe, GA with is wife Ashley. Candlefuse was an openly Christian band with a mission statement that started: “With purpose, poetry, and passion, we choose to follow Jesus Christ and the ministry example He set…”. Candlefuse‘s two releases, Never Go Unheard and Talking to The Wind , feature Ben Honeycutt on lead vocals. On Never Go Unheard, Candlefuse covers the worship fave “Hungry”. They take that atmospheric worship song and give it a strong metal twist, pretty cool. Candlefuse broke up in November 2008 and Ben Honeycutt has been leading worship ever since. In his “golden ticket” interview Ben Honeycutt cites the break-up of Candlefuse as a driver for him to audition for American Idol Season 9.
Hear he is solo, singing “Pride (In The Name of Love)”
We did not see much of him in the Atlanta auditions but look out for Benjamin “Ben” Honeycutt in Hollywood.