Worlds are colliding. The Voice contestant Jackie Foster is dating singer Brandon Diaz — who just happened to compete on this season of American Idol. Jackie, who is currently competing on the reality singing competition on NBC (the one not hosted by Ryan Seacrest), shared the exciting news on social media.
"Let me introduce to you my boyfriend [Brandon], you may have seen him on American Idol. Top 24," she captioned a photo of the musically inclined couple. "WOW. I’m so freaking proud of you Brandon. This is honestly just the beginning because I know a fire has been lit under you. WATCH OUT WORLD! This man is gonna take this industry by storm and I feel so blessed to watch him do it… You were inspiring on American Idol, I love you sooo much."
Brandon was an early favorite on Idol after performing Allen Stone's song "Unaware" for judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry. "It's really for my dad," he said of his decision to audition for the show. "He's originally from Cuba and he immigrated her when he was about three years old. He's a singer. He's an incredible vocalist and he's taught me everything I know. He's always searched for this American dream and he's always pushed me to do that." Sadly, he was eliminated before the live shows.
Meanwhile, his girlfriend is currently on Team Alicia Keys on The Voice — and is hoping to make it to the Top 10 this week. On Monday night, her rendition of The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" stunned the judges in their famous red chairs. Brandon also gushed about Jackie's performance on Twitter, writing, "I love with with all my heart and I am so unbelievably proud of you. You continuously steal my heart more and more every day. Don’t forget to vote her through guys!"
You’re the only person I’d let put a flower in my hair 😘 I love with with all my heart and I am so unbelievably proud of you @itsjackiefoster ♥️ You continuously steal my heart more and more every day // Don’t forget to vote her through guys! // #JackPack #Brandiacs pic.twitter.com/qOV8fumbSa
— Brandon Diaz (@BrandonDMusic) May 1, 2018
Jackie, 22, and Brandon, 21, met in Boston — where they were both students at Berklee College of Music. Before The Voice, Jackie was the lead singer of local rock band called Self Portraits. Brandon is also in a band called Brandon Diaz ’N Soul. The group just launched a Go Fund Me page to help raise money to go on the road. "We want to bring you the music you deserve to boogie to and take to the road," Brandon explained. "You all truly make this journey worth while and we make this music is for you."
We ship Jackie and Brandon — or should we call them #Brackie?