Watch Ben Briley Sing “Turning Home” in American Idol 2014 Top 12 — March 5, 2014
It’s hard to believe that American Idol started almost two months ago, but here we are watching the Top 12 compete for the country’s votes! The producers of the show have decided to stick with their decision to embrace some broader themes this year, which means the contestants won’t be stuck with narrow topics like Motown or Billy Joel.
Tonight’s episode (March 5) is sure to bring some serious competition, as the contestants sing songs that remind themselves of “Home.” Though we’ve gotten to know the remaining contestants fairly well over the last few weeks, the personal theme promises to reveal more intimate sides of them than we’ve seen before.
Next to take the stage is Ben Briley, the 24-year-old country boy from Gallatin, Tennessee. After wowing the judges with his uptempo rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues” last week, Ben can only hope that his performance of “Turning Home” will follow suit.
Sadly, despite delivering an emotion-filled rendition of the David Nail number, the judges don’t seem head-over-heels in love.
“You have an incredible voice,” says Keith. “You have an incredible ability to be in charge of it and take it where you want to go, but where you take it and what you do with it will affect me or not affect me. In the case of that, for me, there was so much focus on the technicality, that I lost the story.”
Do you think Ben deserves to make it to the Top 11? Sound off in the comments!