Since I posted about The Voice recently (reality shows as storytelling) I thought I'd share some music today. Performances from Am Idol are rarely buy-able, cause the studio versions suck. But the Voice tracks are great.
I'd never heard "Jar of Hearts" but semi-finalist Katrina Parker made me lurv it.
(I can't embed the live version, it's here.)
Second place winner Juliet Simms "This is a Man's World"
Winner Jermaine Paul - Open Arms
(Live here. And here is his duet with Blake Shelton on "Soul Man." They turned the tables and Jermaine coached him how to sing soul, which is why they're laughing after Blake adds in a "ha!")
Semi-finalist Jamar Rogers. I only felt meh about this song until this version.
(There's no live video of his solo performance of it.)
I just LOVE him. He has a hip hop look, but he's an amazing rocker and interpreter.