Soulful R&B singer Jacob Lusk was voted off of 'American Idol' this week. Despite his overly emotional and unforgettable style, not to mention the fact that he could hit notes that were so high that they reached the heavens, Lusk wasn't able to compete with the remaining four and was sent home.
Last night on 'American Idol,' the five remaining contestants had to pick songs from "Now and Then." For his second performance, gospel powerhouse Jacob Lusk sang the classic 'Love Hurts,' which had been recorded by a plethora of artists, from Roy Orbison's 1961 version to hard rock group Nazareth recording their 1975 rendition.
Jacob Lusk tackled 'No Air,' a duet by Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks and pop superstar Chris Brown for his modern song. Tonight's dual-song episode has the contestants singing a modern song and a song from other eras. Let's face it – singing both parts of a duet is a risk and a challenge, since the songs are written specifically for two voices. Clearly, Lusk was going for it and trying to show off for the judges.
For his performance tonight on 'American Idol,' Jacob Lusk chose to channel one of his own idols, by taking on the 2003 Luther Vandross single 'Dance With My Father.' The contestants have to choose songs from the 21st century for tonight's 'Idol.' Lusk chose to sing the song because it he has a personal connection with the lyrics, because his father passed away when he was only 12 years old.
Jacob Lusk exerted surgeon-like control and precision on 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' on last night's episode of 'American Idol.' He is the total package when it comes to entertaining, and while he has a propensity for over-the-top performances, he reeled it in with tonight's beautifully epic performance.
While there is no denying that 'American Idol' hopeful Jacob Lusk can sing his arse off, the vocalist is honest about his inability to shake what the good Lord gave him, refuting any rumor that he can actually dance. "I am not a dancer," Lusk tells Showbiz Shelly on B96. "It is a lie from the pit of hell. The only thing I can do is sing. I do act. I do some serious acting. But that's it."