Judges’ Eyes Widen When Contestant Says He’s Homeless, But It’s His Voice That Opens Them Wider


For some of us, the road of life is a little bumpier. There are more obstacles and red lights and reasons to pull over, instead of smooth cruising. Stability is a little harder, and not knowing where your next meal is coming from happens more often than it should.

Although life gets the best of many, some people still pull through on a day-to-day basis and know that there has to be light at the end of the tunnel. Some days, this may seem impossible. Other days, things may look better than before. The uncertainties add up, and usually, people are fighting against the odds, but you still don’t give up. Robbie Hance, 26, from “everywhere,” knows this all too well.

Growing up in a single-mother family where she’s working three jobs, Robbie says he always felt like he was a burden, and at 13-years-old, he went into foster care. While there were times that he felt like he couldn’t get along with others, he would just bury himself deeper into his music and singing. Even as a kid, he would sing in the middle of the street. Robbie goes on to admit that he shit himself off from those around him but he never stopped doing what he loved to do, and that was to sing.