Daniel Marshall Griffith hails from Chesapeake, Virginia, and you are about to meet him. Exactly in this manner, Dan introduces himself to the audience, adding that he “sings country music.”
He doesn’t bring up the fact that he was a football player at Virginia Tech for four years, despite the fact that he has a far deeper understanding of and more experience with touchdowns and tackles than he has with guitars and Garth!
Dan Marshall then continues by discussing how he made it to the American Idol stage. He claims that singing was something he always liked doing, but that he often did it in the solitude of his vehicle.
Due to his reserved personality, he had never before performed in front of other people until the summer of 2021, when he was obliged to do so at the memorial ceremony for his grandpa. When he discloses that he’s only performed at a handful of “gigs,” all of which have occurred within the last five or six months, the judges are even more astonished.
It is time for Dan to begin, and the judges’ first reactions to the music he has chosen are quite favorable. It was maybe a risky move for Garth Brooks to go with “The Dance,” which is widely regarded by many as the singer’s hallmark tune.
As Dan sings through the audition, the judges focus their attention on him in their own unique ways; Lionel mentions Dan’s innate skill as well as his flair for narrating stories.
Katy asserts that she is already thinking about several strategies for promoting Mr. Marshall.
And Luke thinks Dan is one of the greatest sounding country performers they’ve ever heard, despite the fact that he may want to give up the guitar. The three of them wave him off with three affirmative votes.