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American Idol Alum and WBKR Intern Jenny Beth Willis Handicaps 2014 Idol Race [VIDEO]

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The last time I got it right, with regards to correctly predicting the American Idol winner, it was 2005 and the champ’s name was Carrie Underwood. Since then, I’m an 0-fer.

So, it won’t do any good sharing my input about this season’s talented cast. But I don’t have to when we have an expert currently interning at WBKR.

I give you American Idol alumnus Jenny Beth Willis and her picks for the 2014 Idol season:


Well I must say its so different watching the show now that I have experienced it for myself! Even though Idol has “re-vamped” the show somewhat this season, I definitely know what the contestants are feeling! The top 13 contestants were announced this past week, and there were a few people that particularly stood out to me!


Lets start with my absolute FAVORITE, Caleb Johnson! He sang “Stay With Me” by Faces, which is a song that I had not heard before. He has a fantastic voice, first of all. To me, his voice is the best in the whole competition this year. I thought he performed really well, and he even had the judges singing along with him! I think he will definitely be the “rocker” of Season 13!



Next up is Emily Piriz. She is probably my favorite girl this season! She sang “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals  for the final round in Hollywood, which is the song that I sang in my final round of Hollywood week! For Rush week she sang “Ooh Lala”, also by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (I’m beginning to think she really likes Grace Potter… I might be wrong though). I thought she had a great performance! She really engaged the audience well and was very energetic. I can’t wait to see what else she does this season!



My last favorite, but certainly not least is Dexter Roberts. I think he will definitely be this years country guy, mainly because his voice has that true country sound that so many people, including me, love! He sang “This Ole Boy” by Craig Morgan for Rush week and I think this song fit him perfectly. I am so glad he is in the top 13 and I can’t wait to see what he does this season!


So those are my picks for Season 13 of American Idol! I can’t wait to watch the rest of the season unfold and see what happens!


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