Andrew Johnston is a singer from Bourbonnais, Illinois. He has been singing in the CTA tunnels and streets of Chicago for a little more than two years, and he went viral in 2017 with a performance of India Arie's "Ready For Love." That performance, and those like it, helped him gain an opportunity to become a guest on "Steve," a daytime talk show hosted by Steve Harvey in January 2018. Andrew auditioned for American Idol in 2018 but did not advance past the preliminary auditions .
Andrew Johnston's audition was never televised. It was found later that Simon Cowell voted 'No'. But, at least three judges voted "Yes," sending Andrew to Judge Cuts.