Sometimes, American Idol loves to plant little vocal gems at the very last minute to tease our fancies and play with our voting minds. One example of this is the revelation of Top 24 singer, Leslie Hunt, who, until the last day of the Hollywood rounds, was totally anonymous to this year’s viewing audience.
Yet, in a short 30 seconds or so, she left a very valuable impression on me; I loved her cool, relaxed vibe and the pure, uninhibited beauty of her singing voice. The warmth of her vocal sound and her genuine persona is a just a win – win situation and she has a distinctive singing style that will distinguish her from the other singers.
Videos of this young lady’s Idol and pre-Idol performances are virtually non-existent. Believe me, I have tried to ‘hunt” some additional video clips and then finally relented.
So, until her performance this evening, here is the sole video of Leslie’s acceptance into the Top 24 group of singers. Enjoy.