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.”
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