‘American Idol’ Contestant Jen Hirsh Hits High Note With Ray Charles Cover
It's part two of the last day of Hollywood Week on 'American Idol,' and contestants are finally getting their chance to stand out -- without the added baggage of a sleep-deprived group. One of the first hopefuls to get the chance to parade her pipes was Jen Hirsh from Agoura Hills, Calif.
The brunette, who won her pass to Hollywood with a chill-invoking version of Patti Griffin's ‘Up to the Mountain,' took her moment in the spotlight to sing Ray Charles' 'Georgia on My Mind.'
With impeccable vocal control and a velvety jazz sound that perfectly fit the song, Hirsh surprised the judges with her ability to let her voice soar to the highest notes while also handling all the runs in the quieter parts. With her smooth, deep vocals and bursting energy, Hirsh did the idyllic song justice and brought all three judges to their feet for a standing ovation.
Randy Jackson screamed out what we were all thinking with a resounding "Bingo!" Hirsh has continued to amaze us with her poise and her soulful voice, and she made it through to the next round. We can't wait to see where she takes it in this competition. Just keep the judges happy, girl!
Watch Jen Hirsh Perform 'Georgia on My Mind' on 'American Idol'