Unfortunately, the video clip on Ellen’s site is abbreviated, so I found the entire interview on good ‘ole, reliable YouTube.Com.
So, last evening, my husband and I finally watched The Ellen Degeneres Show – I tape it daily - and I was so impressed with Aaron’s mature, realistic approach to his experience on American Idol.
Following his interview with Ellen, Aaron sang a very touching rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s, “Angel“.
And, for your information, my husband, who never watches Idol, was really impressed by Aaron – he thinks this young guy will mature with time and hard work and shows a high degree of vocal promise and musical talent.
Also, he was further impressed with Siobhan Magnus when he heard her rendition of “The House of the Rising Sun” and said her elimination is the reason he doesn’t watch American Idol any longer. It doesn’t make sense and has become a popularity contest.
American Idol, it seems, has lost thousands of casual viewers who echo his thoughts – people who were interested in hearing phenomenal vocal talent and less interested in their backstory and the critiques from the judges. Because, in reality, one’s backstory will not determine one’s success in the music industry. Talent, drive, a positive attitude and a willingness to take a risk will be the deciding forces.
Hope you enjoy Aaron’s performance. He is a sweet, courteous young man and that goes a long way when you are striving to create a name for yourself in this business.