Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ashthon Jones goes the way of Leah LaBelle

On the night before yesterday, a baker's dozen became an even dozen as Ashthon Jones, my second favorite and early favorite of season 10, has become the third Wild Card finalist to get the first boot in the finals and goes back to Goodlettsville, Tennessee. When she learned that she is the first finalist to be voted off, she broke down in tears.  She was in the bottom three with Karen Rodriguez, who is the second coming of Selena, and my least favorite season 10 finalist Haley Reinahrt. I hope Haley Reinhart is the next to go.  I hope Ashthon Jones makes her mark in the music industry and that America will forgive her in the long run. Ashthon Jones is a fantastic singer. She is just as great as the rest of the top 13. Last week, she made the top 13 as a wild card pick by Randy Jackson. However, this is not the end for her, as she will go high speed ahead for her music career.

Ashthon Jones was born to Michelle Anderson on February 27, 1986, in Valdosta, Georgia. She moved to Goodlettsville, Tennessee at the age of 12. As a child, she attended W.G. Nunn Elementary School. Her father died when she was 14. Before she was on American Idol, she worked as a retail manager in Nashville, Tennessee. She auditioned there with the Faith Hill song "Like We Never Loved at All." Her musical influences are Diana Ross, Mary Mary, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Monica, and The Clark Sisters.

My all-time favorite Jasmine Murray from season 8 received the same two years ago and also broke down in tears. Jasmine cried much heavier tears than Ashthon. They are both highly underrated. Ashthon Jones is in my top 36.

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