We’re down to the wire on ‘American Idol,’ with just 5 remaining contestants vying for the crown. With so few finalists left, I’m ready to pick my favorites to win it all!
Since the audition episodes of American Idol way back in January, it was clear that both Jax and Clark Beckham had something special. Now, with just 5 contestants remaining on the 14th season, it’s clear that these two are the ones to beat, knocking out fantastic performance after fantastic performance. We’ve got just three weeks until the May 12 finale, and I’m here to tell you why the New York rocker chick and the soulful crooner from the south should be the ones competing in it!
‘American Idol’: Jax & Clark Beckham Should Be The Final 2
The only other contestant that comes close is Tyanna Jones, but she simply doesn’t have the spark that these two have. But what exactly is the “it” in their “it factor?” First things first, versatility.
Take the top 6 performances, for example. For Jax’s first song, tambourine in hand, she sang “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” (changing the lyrics to “be my guy”). It was fun, fearless and inspired. Then, on a completely different note, she took on Dido‘s “White Flag” for her next song.
Putting aside her truly stellar vocals for a moment (and they were that good), the two performances were practically polar opposite from one another, and yet, they were both so in keeping with Jax the Artist. Both songs could easily be on her record and, though totally different in tone, there was a cohesion between them and that cohesion is Jax and her extraordinary talent.
Similarly (though in reverse order), Clark also took on a gorgeous ballad, followed by a more upbeat tune. Beginning with The Beatles‘ classic “Yesterday,” he allowed his voice to soar with minimal performance thrills. And then, in what can only be described as a simply genius move, he next sang Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend,” completely rearranging it as an acoustic, soul-driven tune (it was reminiscent of Kris Allen‘s game-changing season 8 performance of Kanye‘s “Heartless”).
Not only did his voice sound incredible, but his artistry was on full display, and it was so clear that he had something special.
In other words, Jax and Clark, we’ll see ya both at the finale!
What do you guys think, would you like to see Jax and Clark as the final two, or do you have another favorite?
— Casey Mink