Tyanna Jones American Idol Audition Has 16-Year-Old Break Down After Securing Last Spot Of Season 14 – WATCH VIDEO!
Tyanna Jones couldn’t help but break down after getting a golden ticket to Hollywood on Thursday’s “American Idol,” in which she was the very last contestant showcased on the final episode of season 14 auditions. Check out the video below!
Jones, 16 and from Jacksonville, Florida, revealed she’s one of 11 kids, and spent two years homeless and sleeping on the floor of a church when she was four. She began singing the next year, though her family continued to struggle through hard times. So, how did she end up auditioning for “Idol” in San Francisco? The contestant explained that by the time her mom could scrounge up money for a trip to an audition town, the California city was the only one left.
For the judges, Jones’ performance of “Wings” by Little Mix proved worth the wait. Lopez, who was bopping her head as the singer energetically sang, told Jones afterward, “You can do this for the rest of your life if you want to.” The superstar continued to gush, “You’re very talented, sweetie. I think you’re great.”
Harry Connick Jr. explained that parents are always asking him listen to their kids’ singing, and “nine times out of 10, it’s not very good.” But, he told Jones, “If someone came up to me and played me a tape of you, I would take them by the shoulders and look them in the eye, and tell them, ‘Your little girl is extremely talented.’ Does she have a long way to go? Sure. But [she’s] special young girl.'”
Overcome by the emotion from her successful audition, Jones broke down in her mother’s arms as soon as she left the room. She joins more than 200 contestants that will be showcased during the Hollywood Week round, beginning on next Wednesday’s episode. Watch the full video of Jones’ audition below, and tell us what you think!