This coming Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET, ABC will broadcast the second round of American Idol season 21 tryouts. In the episode, 14 singers will try out for the well-known singing challenge in front of judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

Trey Louis, a survivor of the 2018 Santa Fe High School mass shooting will make his television debut this Sunday.

Who is Trey Louis?

Popular vocalist Trey Lemley, also known by his stage name Trey Louis, hails from Santa Fe, Texas.

At his work at the Mattress Firm, he started singing and making videos of himself. One of these videos went viral on TikTok and caught the attention of an American Idol producer.

Louis is a Dallas Cowboys fan.

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Trey Louis attended Santa Fe High School and finished in 2019. He frequently shares his singing videos on social media, with some of them—including Broken Halos and You Should Probably Leave—even getting viral.

He was rescued by a student named Christian Riley Garcia, who he did not know at the time, during the Sante Fe High School shooting on May 18, 2018, which took place.

Six days after the event, he revealed in an Instagram post that he had sought refuge in a closet when the accused opened fire in his art class. Christian took over holding the door while he requested the man to flee from the supply closet.

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Louis discovered he was the only student in his class to successfully flee the building after doing so through the school’s rear door. On that day, a lot of his professors and Christian Riley Garcia died. In the article, he disclosed: “It’s real. I’m not gonna be the same. No one in art class will be the same, these teachers will never be the same….This just made us stronger and there’s nothing that could stop the power of a strong community family.”

Ten people died as a result of the tragic event. Lois now wants to represent his hometown in a positive light, nearly five years after the incident. “It’s a good little town that had a really bad thing happen to it,” he said in an interview with ABC13.

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In an interview, Laurie, Louis’s mother, also mentioned that she had come to the conclusion that God had saved Louis in 2018 in order to benefit their community.

On TikTok, he has more than 1,150,000 fans. Louis also sang “Stone” by Whiskey Myers in memory of his buddy Chris Stone, who died in the shooting.