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American Idol's theme this week was "Home," encouraging all of the singers to pick a song that represents where they come from. Again, many of the singers struggled to break out of their nervousness and to find their unique voice in the competition. A few, however, managed to shine on the Idol stage and win praise from judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.
Jena Irene, a Michigan native, sang KT Tunstall’s “Suddenly I See.” Irene left her piano behind this week and appeared to want to show a more energetic side of herself. Connick, Urban and Lopez all enjoyed the tone of her voice, but had differing opinions on the quality of her overall performance.
The "American Idol" theme for the Top 12 is "Home." They should have to sing songs with their home state or city in the title -- "Sweet Home Alabama" would get a lot of play.
Nice choice for her tone of voice and the peppiness is fun, though the background is giving us a seizure. Also, we're disappointed that on "you can see she's a beautiful girl, she's a beautiful girl" that Jena didn't do the little minor run down on the second "girl." But it was a good start. No real missteps, but also not something that blew the roof off. A little blah. She could've done more with it, which is then exactly what Harry Connick Jr. says. For sure.
This is good, we like Alex's voice. However, he really needs to work on »
2 items from 2014
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