American Idol: Jessica Sanchez is "Fallin"
Last week the American Idol shocker was when golden child Jessica Sanchez was voted off! The judges used their one save to keep her around. This week she came back with Alicia Keys “Fallin'” to show America why the judges did save her. Jimmy Iovine warned her in rehearsals that she does not show her personality and America’s not connecting with her. He failed to mention that she also comes off full of herself.
Alicia Keys was the perfect choice for her song because it shows that her voice can be soft and in control, but also powerful when it needs to be. She did not oversing the song, but still didn’t connect much with what she was singing. The judges were pleased with this weeks performance, even if they didn’t give her a standing ovation.
Steven Tyler: A talent like yours, you have the right to get mad at a song. That’s what that sounded like. Everyone in American knows how you sing if they didn’t know it before.
Jennifer Lopez: The way you play with songs, it’s like juggling balls. I’m glad you’re still here and we had a save and used it on you.
Randy Jackson: It was so the right thing for us. I hope American realizes it. I don’t think you know how good you are or how great you can be.
For round two Jessica chose “Show a Little Tenderness.” Jessica took over the song a bit with her upbeat version of the song. She showed once again that upbeat songs are not her specialty. Most of the song felt like screaming than actual singing.
Steven Tyler: I like that fact that you’re stepping out. I appreciate that the most. It’s about stepping out and winning these people’s hearts.
Jennifer Lopez: We got a little bit of your alter ego. I think with you after last week, we really got to start pushing your performances. The vocal ability is so great, that we need to start connecting with you hear (heart). That means how you feel it, how you move around the stage and all of those things. Just the voice isn’t going to do it.
Randy Jackson: I agree with Jennifer and Steven. Where you should grow is with connecting with the lyrics. You can sing like anybody’s business. It’s about growing with the emotion.
Did you love or hate Jessica Sanchez this week?