Okay, I'll admit it right now — I have a major girl crush on Jax. She seems like the ultimate cool-girl, is crazy talented, and is hilarious on Twitter. She's the whole package and I totally want her as my best friend. So, Jax if you're reading — hit me up, girl. Well, now that that's out of the way — let's talk about Jax's amazing American Idol solo round performance. The 18-year-old sang an emotional rendition of The Beatles' "Let It Be," immediately impressed the judges, and earned an automatic pass through to the next round.
That's a pretty big thing to predict this early in the competition, but she's just that amazing. The gritty tone in her voice adds just the right amount of emotion to her performances, and her face tells the rest of the story. She's proved in earlier rounds that she can give a cool, upbeat, unique performance — like with her rendition of Britney Spears' "Toxic." Her performance during the solo rounds proved that she can also give an emotional, intimate performance. I was literally in tears as she sang "Let It Be" to her parents, and watching her dad rush to meet her backstage put my emotions way over-the-edge. The only other artist that does that to me is Carrie Underwood — my last Idol girl crush. So is Jax destined to the same fate as Underwood? If she keeps performing the way she is, the answer is absolutely.
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