Originally Posted by Jarod M
Just to clarify-Jessica Sanchez was 11 when she competed on America's Got Talent. Jackie Evancho was only 10 when she competed on America's Got Talent, with much better results.
What does this have to do with American Idol now? People here keep throwing around the words puppet, mimic, artist, etc... whenever they want to put someone they don't like down. I get it. Many here don't care for Jessica. That's ok. I have my favorites too. There are no doubt a lot of musicians and singers out there who are way better than anyone on any of these shows. That may be sad, but it doesn't take away from the fact that the remaining 3 have had an incredible opportunity to showcase their talents. You can always point to someone better. Means nothing at all.
I think the 4 remaining people have a lot of talent. I far prefer JS, but recognize that JL has real vocal talent ( I just don't care for the style but clearly a lot do), PP has stage presence and does what he does really well ( even if he doesn't have great vocal chops in my opinion). Too bad Hollie didn't make it over PP. She made a bad song choice and Phillip had a very good night ( fantastic compared to the previous week).
Whatever, JS will get further training, more life experience and just keep getting better.
Note: For the record I really like Jackie Evancho