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Soulful Version of EJ Classic Brings ''Idol'' Judges to Their Feet

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A 21-year-old from Georgia snagged a spot in the Top 7 on American Idol with his rendition of Elton's Circle of Life. 
 
Willie Spence also earned a standing ovation from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.
 
Katy called him ''a bona fide idol,'' while Lionel asked, ''Why am I crying during The Lion King?'' He added, ''You have that voice. You can sing the phone book and make it yours.''
 
''Man, I am in!'' exclaimed Luke. ''You just made me feel alive in your circle of life. Willie, you just have the magic.''
 
Circle of Life was one of ten classics performed from the Disney songbook on Sunday's episode of American Idol. Tunes from Cars; Hercules; Coco; Toy Story 2; Dumbo; Tarzan; Pinocchio; Cinderella; and Frozen II were also heard.
 
Click below for the Circle of Life performance:
 
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