Beane and Colin Jamieson, two different finalists addressing Massachusetts, will perform Monday night.
It’s no fortuitous event that Berklee understudy Grace Kinstler has now finished off three scenes of “American Idol.” She’s an exacting work of art.
The stalwart performer, who has been a top pick in the opposition since her tryout wrapped up the season debut, overwhelmed the stage in the show’s All Star Duets and Solos round Sunday. The scene was the first run through the entertainers sang before a (socially-removed) studio crowd and the first occasion when that their future on the show will be chosen by watchers, not the appointed authorities.
Kinstler’s performance was “Sovereign” by Jessie J, a body-positive female strengthening song of devotion. The Chicagoan has spoken in past scenes about growing up with body uncertainty.
The performance was trailed by a two part harmony with British artist musician Joss Stone — “12 PM Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and The Pips.
“She is so capable, she can do anything with her voice,” Stone said.
Kinstler demonstrated her right, easily nailing the high notes and hitting a great vocal spat the end measures. (Stone’s recommendation: Save the run for the end. You don’t appear at a date in undergarments… that comes later.)
“Amazing! What do you need me to say? Allow me just to pull it together,” said judge Lionel Richie after the exhibition.
Your voice quality, your certainty, the manner in which you depict yourself in front of an audience, it’s a triumphant bundle.”
“That two part harmony was ageless,” judge Katy Perry said. “You were taking off on an alternate level.”
“I’m so eager to be a piece of this, to watch you develop as a craftsman and an entertainer,” judge Luke Bryan said. “I believe there’s nothing unexpected I’ve been a fan since the very beginning.”
Brighton occupant Beane and Boxford inhabitant Colin Jamieson will play out their performances and two part harmonies Monday night. Four finalists from every night will be sent home by crowd vote, winnowing the opposition from 24 to 16 one week from now when live exhibitions will start.
Watchers can decide in favor of their #1 artists up to multiple times on the “American Idol” site, in the “American Idol” application (iOS, Android), or by messaging candidates’ numbers to 21523. Deciding in favor of every scene shuts down at 6 a.m. the next day.