Wareham's Teddy Mathews to appear on 'American Idol'

Premiere set for March 11
Mar 11, 2018
Photo by: Lydia Goerner Wareham's Teddy Mathews will appear on 'American Idol,' set to premiere on March 11 on ABC.

“American Idol” returns to television on March 11, and one contestant, soul singer Teddy Mathews of Wareham, has made the cut.

Mathews, 21, has been in California for taping since January. A send-off party was held for Mathews in Onset where he performed for well-wishers.

At the party, Mathews told Wareham Week he was touched by the support from the community. He has to keep quiet about a lot of the details, but many people saw him in an "American Idol" ad during the American Music Awards and got excited for him.

"There was a huge push from the community to have a send-off and it's so appreciated," Mathews said at the time.

"American Idol" premieres March 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Judges will be Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

Teddy Mathews before performing at the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Wareham Boys & Girls Club in 2016. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Teddy Mathews, then a Wareham High School freshman, sings at a Veterans Day ceremony in 2011. (Photo by: Jaime Rebhan)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Steve Holmes | Mar 08, 2018 11:32

Good luck Teddy, we will be watching and cheering for you!!!! I'm thinking the price of your autograph will go up after this win LOL. You are a fine young man, and you continue to make Wareham, and especially your family proud. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Curiouscat | Mar 11, 2018 17:00

Congrats Teddy.  Although not a fan of Idol I will be tuning in and rooting for you as will your hometown.  What a fantastic opportunity for you!!!


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