This would make Britney proud! During Hollywood Week on ‘American Idol,’ one contestant sang the diva’s smash hit ‘Toxic’ and it’s a must watch!
After weeks of scouring the country during auditions, the Feb. 4 episode of American Idol will give viewers the first glimpse at the infamous Hollywood Week round and there is guaranteed to be amazing performances. In this sneak peek, we see one such performance from Jax, 18, who spins a Britney Spears song into something almost unrecognizable!
‘American Idol’: Jax Is ‘Toxic’ In Hollywood Week
When it comes to Idol auditions, it seems like first would definitely be the worst.
In that undesirable spot during this year’s Hollywood Week round was Jax, who goes by just that name. Though her nerves were probably through the roof, once she took the stage, you’d never have guessed.
Jax sang a stripped down version of “Toxic,” accompanying herself at the piano and, truly, were it not for the words being engrained inside the collective conscious, the song would be unrecognizable as it was such a different rendition.
Future contestants take note: if you’re gonna do Britney, this is the way to do it.
Jax Is A Contender
Though her performance was an undeniable success, it was clear that Jax knew the pressure she was under before taking the stage.
“I feel like the bar is raised really high and they’re expecting a lot from me now,” she said nervously. “The next performance is the most important performance of my life and it’s got to go right.”
For those who have been tuned in since the beginning of the season, Jax is a familiar face. Having auditioned during the New York episode, Jax was actually featured heavily, with the chance to share her story.
The 18-year-old was accompanied at the audition by her father, a New York fire fighter who actually helped save lives during the 9/11 attacks. Jax ultimately made her father proud that day, singing The Beatles‘ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” which prompted judge Jennifer Lopez to call her an intriguing mix of “shy and confident.”
Keep it up, Jax!
What do you think of Jax’s performance of “Toxic?” Are you rooting for someone to pull ahead in Hollywood Week?
— Casey Mink