Idol Chatter: Show recap, the 11 finalists, and big stars that didn’t make it onto the show

Every Thursday through the finals of American Idol, Jordan Segundo will join us for Idol Chatter. Jordan was Hawaii’s first American Idol finalist and he shares the benefit of his experience on that stage, with our Wake Up 2day viewers when he presents opinions, recaps, and commentaries on the latest American Idol crop.

Today, he reviewed last week’s top 11 finalists. Jordan says, “Hitting it out of the park was 16-year-old Tyanna Jones with her energetic rendition of Janelle Monaoe’s “Tightrope,” as did Joey Cook with her out-of-the-box take on the hit song “Fancy”.


Tonight, the theme is Movie Night, so the remaining contestants will perform songs from their favorite movies and one more contestant will be sent packing. Jordan’s pick for the bottom two are Ravon Owens and Qassim Middleton.Also on tonight’s show, don’t miss judge and superstar Jennifer Lopez as she performs her new song “Feel the Light” from her new animated film Home, in which she voices the character Lucy Tucci.  Her new movie hits theaters March 27.


In other Idol news, we all know American Idol helped launch some of the biggest careers in music, but did you know there are a few famous singers who auditioned for the show but never made it through?

Country superstar Hillary Scott auditioned twice for the show, but didn’t make it past producers. Scott later formed the hit group Lady Antebellum and went on to win multiple Grammy Awards including Record and Song of the Year in 2011. Glee star Amber Riley also auditioned for American Idol at age 17 but also didn’t make it past producers. She later went on to star on FOX’s hit show Glee where she was known for her powerhouse voice. Not many people know, but Hawaii’s Bruno Mars auditioned for Idol when producers were here in 2004. He also didn’t get past producers.


American Idol is on at 7 p.m. tonight on KHON2, but it moves to Wednesday nights next week.

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