Skylar Laine Proves Her ‘Show Will Go On’ With Queen Performance + ‘Tattoos On This Town’ on ‘American Idol’
This week with Queen’s greatest hits being brought to the stage, country songstress and ‘American Idol‘ contestant Skylar Laine choose ‘The Show Must Go On’ from the bands 1991 album ‘Innuendo.’ As a contestant who has not once delivered a less than favorable performance, we weren’t surprised as Laine hit every note of the performance and proved that indeed, her show will likely go on beyond this week’s eliminations.
The 18 year old gave an effortless rendition of the song that was not without her signature country twang. She managed to mesh the rock and roll styling of the song with her personal flair and left the judges with nothing but glowing remarks to give.
Steven Tyler jumped in before anyone could even get a word out. “I have to jump in. The energy, the passion — for an 18-year-old girl, oh my God that was fabulous.” Jennifer Lopez chimed in that it gave her the infamous “gooseys” she sometimes gets and elaborated that as an artist Laine “articulates every part of the story.” Randy Jackson was quick to agree with his cohorts calling it one her best performances to date after telling Ryan Seacrest that “wants it, and she’s got it.”
In the second part of the show, contestants were allowed a song of their personal choice. Laine chose to sing Jason Aldean’s ‘Tattoos on This Town.’ While the raven trussed youngling only sports one tattoo on her wrist, much like a tattoo the fire cracker left a memorable and permanent marking on us and the judges alike with her stellar performance.
Randy Jackson started off, saying, “You hit that big note at the end and I am telling you I am a ginormous fan.” He went on the explain that ’ginormous’ meant bigger than giant and was plucked from his very own language. Jennifer Lopez complimented her by reflecting on the progression Laine has made over the course of the competition — “You started off and people weren’t taking notice and then all of a sudden you hit your stride and there you go, you slayed it.” Steven Tyler said he missed her flair from the performance, but agreed she did a great job in the second half of the show.
We don’t care if Laine is 18, or 28 — she’s got the talent and the voice regardless of her age and we won’t lose any sleep this week wondering if she’ll make the cut.
Watch Skylar Laine Perform ‘The Show Must Go On’ on ‘American Idol’
Watch Skylar Laine Perform ‘Tattoos on This Town’ on ‘American Idol’