VIDEO: Erica Washington Tries To Out-Beyoncé Beyoncé On American Idol
Erica Washington managed to out-Beyoncé Beyoncé, or at least make the judges forget all about the superstar, on Thursday’s “American Idol.” Watch below!
The 24-year-old revealed she became a mom at 18, and emotionally shared how she “had to put a lot of things on hold.” Tearing up, Washington told the camera, “To be able to get an opportunity like this, I really feel that I need to make it the best that it can be.” Well, Washington certainly delivered with Beyoncé’s moving ballad “Halo,” showing off a vocal range that could go from soft to powerfully high and back again in an instant.
“You’re very talented,” Harry Connick Jr. told her afterward. “My favorite part is this thick sound you have. That’s just a gift. I really enjoyed that.” Jennifer Lopez agreed saying, “Obviously you have an amazing voice. Even the way you look, the way you came in… your whole thing, your whole style. I’m loving it right now.”
Keith Urban shared how much he enjoyed hearing Washington sing a song she so obviously loved. Connick even noted, “I didn’t think about Beyoncé once. And that’s a telltale sign.” Check out the video below, and tell us what you think!