Watch Jena Irene Sing “Clarity” in American Idol 2014 Top 10 — March 19, 2014
Wednesday has arrived yet again and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to be treated to another two-hour helping of American Idol! Last week, we watched as the country voted for the 10 contestants that will be hitting the road this summer on the Idol tour. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Ben Briley, and we’re sure to miss all the adorable things he says about his wife.
But this is reality television and the show must go on! Tonight (March 19), the remaining 10 contenders will perform songs from the Billboard Top 10. They’ve been tasked with choosing a song from 2010 to the present, which means we’ll really get to see how they handle popular, contemporary music. (It is what they’ll be singing if they win the competition, after all!)
Next up is Jena Irene Asciutto, who wowed the country last week after landing in the bottom three the week before. The 17-year-old rocker seems to have come into her own practically overnight, and hopes to show a different electronica side of herself with “Clarity” by Zedd.
“It seems like this might be your wheelhouse,” says Harry following the performance. “I heard you do other things really well, but it’s exciting to think about what you could do. I’m starting to get a really clear idea of who you are and I like it very much. I think you’re a really strong singer.”
Do you think Jena deserves to make it to the Top 9? Sound off in the comments!