Watch Taylor Hildack Sing “Before He Cheats” in the American Idol 2014 Premiere (VIDEO)
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Watch Taylor Hildack Sing “Before He Cheats” in the American Idol 2014 Premiere (VIDEO)

It’s been a long, hard hiatus since Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol Season 12. Thankfully, our favorite music competition returned tonight (January 15), and we met a whole new crop of hopefuls looking to become the country’s next big superstar!

Kicking off the latest tour of the United States, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and new judge Harry Connick Jr. headed for Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts. (Of course, Ryan Seacrest was also there to provide much-needed commentary.)

It’s in Boston where the judges meet Taylor Hildack, a 19-year-old college student with a big dream. Sadly, when she opts to sings Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” it doesn’t exactly go the way she planned.

“I feel like your voice is really strong,” says J.Lo. “For the most part, it was really good.”

Yet Keith disagrees. “I just think that the voice needs a lot of work. I really do. I feel like you have a strength, but the range was an issue.”

“Vocal-wise, I think you’re good,” starts Harry. “But I don’t know if I would put you in the great category. There’s a quality there that is a grating quality and it just didn’t do it for me.”

Will Taylor manage to convince the judges to send her to the next round? Watch the video below!

01.15.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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