Watch Jena Irene Sing “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” in American Idol 2014 Top 8 — April 9, 2014
Feel like you’re having a bit of déjà vu to last week’s American Idol? Fear not, because we promise you’re not going crazy! Indeed, the Top 8 of Season 13 are taking the Idol stage for the second week in a row after the judges used their one and only save on Sam Woolf.
Despite the oldest contestants in the competition being just 23 years old (man, we feel ancient!), the eight remaining hopefuls will be taking on songs from the 1980s. That’s right, these talented hopefuls have been tasked with singing numbers that were popular before they were even born!
First to take the stage is Jena Irene Asciutto, who’s ready to put her signature spin on the Joan Jett classic “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” She starts the song out slow on the piano, but quickly takes over the stage with her big, raspy voice.
“That was a great way to start,” says Keith, following the performance. “When you change the arrangement up, you take a big risk. But I love the originality you always bring to your performances.”
“You definitely put your stamp on it and that’s what I always love about what you do,” adds J.Lo. “It was a little bit low, but at the end of the day I did like it.”
Do you think Jena deserves to make it through to next week? Watch the video below and sound off in the comments!