Watch Paul Jolley Sing “Just a Fool” in American Idol 2013 Guys Semi-Finals
Paul Jolley performs Christina Aguilera’s “Just a Fool” in American Idol 2013 guys semi-finals.
Keith wants to know what kind of Paul Jolley wants to be. He says he wants to be the male Taylor Swift. Keith says for him, Paul could “ease it in a little more” and not push so hard. In response to a question from Nicki, Keith says there were moments Paul was believable and moments he wasn’t. Nicki says Paul should listen to Keith because he knows what it is to be a real country star. She personally thinks it was a solid performance. Randy Jackson says the beginning of the song was amazing, but his voice changed when it got to the sweet spot and it wasn’t as enjoyable. He says Paul’s pitch also kind of fell apart at the end. Mariah Carey says she didn’t even realize Paul wanted to be pop-country until he said he wanted to be. She thinks if Paul needs to be a little theatrical because that’s part of who he is, well, the crowd enjoyed it and felt what he was giving.