We knew that there were going to be some powerful auditions on American Idol season 19 tonight, and Alanis Sophia may be near the top.
Let’s just start things off by noting this: Demi Lovato is not an easy person to cover. Her voice is huge and her range is incredible; what Alanis did here is nothing short of remarkable. Not only did she bring the vocal pipes, but also the emotion. It makes sense that she would have some experience here, given that she has appeared on La Voz Kids in the past. She’s got a social-media following already, and could be super-popular if she makes it to the live shows. We don’t have a problem with artists coming on this show after doing other ones, mostly because it is a different audience! You still have to win people over, and Alanis is not the only past singing-show alum on this season. Remember Jason Warrior? He was on The Four.
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Now, Alanis just has to bring it for just about every other part of the competition, and we’re more than confident that she can find a way to pull it off. She needs more songs that can show her range, while also being pop-forward and current for today’s landscape. That’s not an easy thing for any artist to pull off.
We’ll see Sophia next at Hollywood Week — with a voice like hers, we have to imagine she’ll be featured in some shape or form.
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