Laura Saltman of AccessHollywood.com caught up with LaKisha Jones to talk with her about getting the boot on ‘American Idol’, singing on the hit show with a raw voice, and more.
“I’m really hoarse,” Jones said about her raspy voice of late. “I was hoarse the day of the show, and I was trying to drink my tea and just get past my hoarseness, and with ‘American Idol’ you can’t say, I’m not going to sing this week, so I had to sing past my hoarseness, and it did effect my performance a little bit.”
Asked who might her fan base be comprised of, Jones said, “We’re gonna have to find out. I really don’t know who was voting for me… Hopefully, everyone who loves LaKisha. I really don’t know who my fan base is. I don’t know if they’re a younger audience or an older audience. I’m not sure, but we’ll find out on the tour.”
On the difficulties singing multiple genres, LaKisha said, “It is a challenge, and sometimes challenges are good. In my case, this week, it was not good. It is what it is. I think that I was meant to be #4. I believe in destiny, that whatever God has for me, I will have, what’s not for me, I won’t. If it was meant for me to win ‘American Idol’, I would still be there. Evidently, this is where I stop and then start my next journey.”
Watch the segment via AccessHollywood.com below the cut.
A Tidal Wave Of ‘Idol’ Worship
May 13, 2007 – The Seattle Times reported on Blake Lewis’ return to his Bothell hometown, where he was greeted by thousands who poured into the streets on Friday to cheer on the 25-year-old beatboxer, who is one of three singers remaining on ‘American Idol’. “Everyone is talking about this,” Julia A. Smith said as she grilled hotdogs that were being passed out free to the crowd in Bothell. “It’s so weird to hear Blake on TV say he’s from Bothell. It’s like, ‘Oh my God, he said our town name!'” Read more and check out pictures here.