Local man earns golden ticket on American Idol after years of auditions

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Tywan 'Tank' Jackson is on his way to Hollywood!

After auditioning for American Idol during the final season, Tank finally made it through and is going to the next round.

Tank is from Ashtabula and even has a fan page on Facebook created by his friends.

In addition to singing during his audition, he even performed a dance for judge Jennifer Lopez to her hit song, 'Get Right.'

Friend Jamie Morris said Tank has been trying out for The Voice, American Idol and X Factor for 12 years and this was his first yes.

"His singing and dancing has always brought a smile to so many people's faces, including mine," she told Fox 8 News.

Tune in next Wednesday at 8 p.m. on FOX to see the next episode of American Idol.