Another week, another killer performance by Jax on ‘American Idol!’ In a sneak peek for the Feb. 18 episode, we see the hopeful throw down another unique track, and it might be her best yet.
Though we haven’t even reached the live shows yet on American Idol, Jax, 18, has already made one of the biggest impacts of any contestant so far this season. In a sneak peek for the Feb. 18 episode, it seems that that’s not changing anytime soon. Check out the clip to see the bubbly blonde take on Lady Gaga‘s classic “You and I!”
‘American Idol’: Jax Sings Lady Gaga
I called it once, I’ll call it again: Jax will make the top 12 on this season of American Idol.
Her performance during the upcoming “Final Judgment” round only solidifies that the New Jersey-native is a force to be reckoned with.
Taking to the piano, Jax put her signature, jazzy spin on Gaga’s “You and I”– and she had the intention to stun, even more so than usual.
Taking an overstated (and kinda awkward) pause before lunging into the chorus, Jax said of the decision that she wanted to “take a moment to give anticipation to the crowd,” she said. “I wanted to confuse people.”
Well, mission accomplished!
Jax Is In It To Win It
She has also allowed for her backstory and personality to shine through just enough so as not to overpower her talent.
Her father has been present to support her throughout all of the auditions so far (she even went into the audience to sing to him during one performance), a fact made more special by the fact that he is a firefighter who was on hand during 9/11.
Jax also might find herself in the midst of an Idol showmance, as she and fellow contestant Qasim Middleton, 18, have certainly hit it off throughout Hollywood week, to the extent that he even dedicated one of his auditions songs to her. So sweet!
What do you guys think of Jax’s Gaga cover? Is she one of your favs so far this season?
— Casey Mink