Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jeremy Rosado goes the way of Leah LaBelle; Jermaine Jones goes the way of Corey Clark

Last week, Jeremy Rosado became the first male contestant (after three females) to go the way of Leah LaBelle, therefore landing in 13th place. He was a victim of the curse of Sara Bareilles. When you sing a Sara Bareilles song during the semifinals on American Idol, you will go the way of Leah LaBelle. Rosado was not exactly surprised to hear his name called during last week's results show. He told USA Today that he had a "gut feeling" that he was doomed—but he was rather shocked to hear American Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine's criticisms of his performance ... mostly because he thought they were unwarranted. He is the youngest finalist ever to miss out on the American Idols LIVE! tour.

Rosado was born on March 24, 1992. He hails from Valrico, Florida. He graduated from Durant High School in 2010. He current attends Hillsborough Community College, and works at the front desk clerk at an infectious diseases doctor's office. His musical influences are Francesca Battistelli, Kirk Franklin, and Israel Houghton.

For Sing for Your Life, Rosado performed "I Know You Want" by Carrie Underwood. During top 24 week, he performed "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles. During top 13 week, he performed "Ribbon in the Sky" by Stevie Wonder. He was the lowest male vote getter and stood against Elise Testone, the lowest female vote getter. The judges elected to save Testone, sealing Rosado's fate.

Rosado is most grateful to American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, who not only seemed to be his biggest supporter on the show, but coined his now ubiquitous nickname: Jer-Bear. He said that he wants to win an Oscar and 17 Grammys.

Tonight, the remaining finalists will perform songs from the respective year of their birth. They would be co-mentored by

In other news, Jermaine Jones, who was called back for the live shows after being cut in the green mile round, has gone the way of Corey Clark, automatically landing in 12th place. He was disqualified for concealing his criminal past, which includes two arrests, one for a violent crime. He still had outstanding warrants. The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he would no longer be appearing on the hit singing competition. "Awww I will no longer b on the show," he wrote on his official American Idol account. The tweet, as well as the account, were quickly and unsurprisingly deleted. Dubbed the "gentle giant" by "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, because of his 6'8" stature, Jones was among the bottom three contestants last week after performing Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me Off My Feet," but advanced to the top 12. Obviously, the show will find a dramatic way to play out his exit on Wednesday’s live show. There was no elimination during the week Corey Clark got disqualified, and the same might be true tonight.

No comments: