WATCH: Jena Irene Kissed By J.Lo After Unbelievable Elvis Performance on Idol
Jena Irene gave such a beyond amazing performance on Wednesday’s “American Idol” that before the song was even over, Jennifer Lopez stood up and mouthed, “Oh my god.” And when Irene finished the Elvis Presley classic “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” Lopez exclaimed “I have to kiss you!” and ran onstage to greet the Top 4 singer with affection.
“This is my third year doing this. I’ve never gotten up to kiss somebody after a performance,” the judge said afterward. She went on, “This was the King, and you sat there and you reinvented it. It was so beautiful; I was so moved. Honestly, I could cry right now. It’s crazy.”
Harry Connick Jr. told Irene, “That took such immense courage to perform that song in that way. I think it’s rare for the American public and worldwide public to see something like what you just did.” “Very simply put, it was incredible,” he declared.
Keith Urban pointed out, “You take all these elements and you put them together in own your way.” “You’re a species on to yourself,” he told Irene. “You’re so unique and that was spell-binding.” And that was all after Irene wowed with both “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar and “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga.
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