Church singer Jermaine Sellers was one of four contenders eliminated on “American Idol” March 4, but he plans to send British judge Simon Cowell a reverse parting gift.
“I’m gonna send him a Bible,” the 27-year-old Joliet, Ill., singer told AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman on Friday.
In fact, after receiving criticism for his performance of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” on Tuesday, Sellers suggested to Cowell he should come to church with him, something the British judge said he would do. And while there are no immediate plans to make that happen, Sellers is hoping Cowell can bring a little church into his heart.
“Like I told him, he (needs) to go to church. If he had a little bit of Jesus in him, then he wouldn’t be so mean,” Sellers said. “I’ve never known (anybody) that don’t smile.”
But it appears Cowell did show a crack is his armor after the show Thursday night, according to Sellers.
“He came to me afterward, after I got voted off, and he said, ‘Jermaine, I’m sorry,’ ” the singer said.