Watch Madisen Walker Sing “Before He Cheats” in the American Idol 2014, Omaha Auditions (VIDEO)
We’ve reached the third and final week of American Idol auditions, which means we’re down to the wire on which contestants will truly compete for the coveted crown! While we’re only in the beginning stages of Season 13, this year’s show has already proven to be different from seasons past. (Thanks in large part to one Harry Connick Jr.)
Of course, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: numerous rounds of nail-biting auditions! January 30’s episode finds Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska in hopes of finding their next big superstar!
It’s here where the judges meet Madisen Walker, a 15-year-old high school student from Iowa. She yet another super young cutie to audition for Season 13, but will her talent surpass her mere age? When Madisen busts out a solid rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” the judges are impressed with her vocals but not so much her performance.
“You’ve got a great voice,” says Keith. “You sing really in tune. You sing a perfection karaoke rendition of a Carrie Underwood song. It’s beautiful, I can’t fault it. But there’s nothing that made it stand out.”
“I want to take a chance,” says J.Lo. “You’ve got a really great voice. I want to see you and see if any of what we said makes sense to you and there’s a difference.”