Emily Piriz Stuns With “Beautiful” Pink Cover on American Idol — WATCH VIDEO!
By Shari Weiss | 10:08 pm, February 26th, 2014VIDEO
Emily Piriz gave a stunning and moving Top 13 performance on Wednesday’s “American Idol.”
The 17-year-old singer covered “Glitter in the Air” by Pink. Piriz’s take on the ballad received rave reviews from the judges. She performed it as part of the night’s “This Is Me” theme.
Said Jennifer Lopez, “Pink is one of my favorite artists, one of my favorite female artists ever. That’s a tough song to take on but you did it so beautifully. You sang it with a lot of emotion, the pitch was beautiful, the dynamics, everything.”
“I don’t know what to say. I’m gushing,” added the excited judge.
Keith Urban declared, “That was a beautiful vocal performance, top to bottom, one of my favorites of the night, period.” And Harry Connick Jr. liked that Piriz connected the song to her “Idol” journey, and said she did “really great” with a track “that’s not an easy song to sing.”
“You sang the melody well and you conveyed the emotions. You did exactly what you were supposed to do. I’m proud of you,” he further told her.
Before “American Idol,” Piriz previously auditioned for “The X Factor.” Perhaps now is her time to shine.
Check out the video below!