Watch Jena Irene Sing “Bring Me to Life” in American Idol 2014 Top 9 — March 26, 2014
Well, we made it AmericanIdol fans. We’ve officially arrived at the single digits for Season 13! Last week, we watched as the country said goodbye to MK Nobilette after she failed to overcome stage fright and deliver superstar performances. It was a hard hit, that’s for sure — not just because MK was talented, but because she made history as the show’s first openly gay contestant ever.
While it was tough to see her go, the show must go on! Tonight (March 26), the remaining 9 contenders will perform songs to the theme of “I’m With the Band.” They’ve been tasked with taking on tunes by rock royalty, as the live Idol band plays in the background.
Last to take the stage is Jena Irene Asciutto, who — at just 17 years old — has the voice, confidence, and stage presence of a woman twice her age. She (along with retro rocker Caleb Johnson) is perhaps the most consistent of the bunch this year, as she continues to deliver one powerful performance after the next. Not surprisingly, tonight is no different as she belts out “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence.
“This is a voice that can be heard on the radio,” says Harry. “I like the way you use the stage. I like the way you work with the other band members. I like the way you work with the audience. It was really, really strong. I hope you’re happy!”
Do you think Jena deserves to make it to the Top 8? Sound off in the comments!