‘American Idol 15’ video: Josiah Siska tries out to Johnny Cash

American Idol -Before Wednesday night’s “American Idol” premiere arrives for you on Fox, we’ve got one more sneak peek for you to check out! This one revolves around someone who, to be frank, has an awesome voice. We love Josiah Siska already.

The thing is that over the years having a great baritone / bass sound has been vastly underrated and under-utilized, especially in anything other than country music. While Siska obviously has a country twang and could do that music just fine, we like that his role model seems to be Johnny Cash. That means that he could have some flexibility to do some folk music or southern rock, and he could have some really innovative performances if he makes it far enough.

Also, great song choice in “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” Sure, it would’ve been far better for the most part if the judges didn’t make some giant production out of it and Harry Connick Jr. didn’t start whinnying like a horse and carrying on. (We love Harry for his feedback, and not so much for the antics.) The funny thing, however, is that for a split second (before he started acting like a horse), Harry standing up helped to rectify what may be Siska’s biggest problem right now: Energy. He needs to be a little more aggressive and driving with his performance, especially if he doesn’t have a backing band behind him. This performance ability will help him go from a guy with a really cool voice to someone people will want to pay to see.

We’ll get a better sense of how he ultimately fares tonight on Fox. Want to preview some other contestants from the show right now? Then be sure to head over to the link here!

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