Posted: 12:37 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
By Jager Weatherby
Despite the lowest ratings ever in American Idol history, our favorite competition show is back and better than ever, having blown us away with its premiere on January 15. The combination of amazing contestant talent and chemistry between the judges made it the best episode we’ve seen in awhile... and we’re only getting started!
Tonight promises to be another great night on the show, as the auditions continue in Austin and move on to San Francisco. Will Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. meet the country’s next big superstar in one of these fair cities? Only time will tell!Kicking us off for Day 2 of Austin auditions is 27-year-old
Jesse Roach. Decked out in leather and tattoos, she certainly doesn’t look like your typical American Idol hopeful, but she definitely sounds like one as she delivers a raspy rendition of KT Oslin’s “Do Ya.”
“I love you,” says J.Lo. “I love what you’re wearing, I love your black guitar, I love you vibe. I really do love your voice. I think you could be an artist.”
“You’ve got a lot of soul,” adds Keith. “You’ve got a story that’s way older than you are.”
Of course, everyone’s waiting to hear from Harry, the hardest of the bunch to impress. Thankfully, he’s just as wowed. “This is an example of a voice with rasp that I wasn’t distracted by.”
What do you think of Jesse’s performance? Will she make it to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!