You have to laugh or else you’ll cry.
Recently Jennifer Lopez was interviewed on The JohnJay And Rich Morning Show.
During this interview she was asked to select a Top 12 contestant she would sign to a recording contract if she had her own record label.
Well, guess whose name popped out of her mouth? DeAndre Brackensick, that’s who. Yes, DeAndre who was ridiculously eliminated at the Top 8 level of American Idol Season 11.
And, to be fair here, she also mentioned Jeremy Rosado, but DeAndre was her first pick. Why? Because she loves the R&B genre.
Hmm, so she loves the R&B genre and doesn’t mention Joshua Ledet who is comfortably sitting at the Top 3 level of this competition? Interesting. Interesting indeed!
It makes me wonder if the judges really have any say in who stays and who goes. More important, that Judges’ Save, which could have been used on DeAndre, was obviously kept in a safe place for one of the chosen ones this year. And used to much fanfare for Jessica Sanchez.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Jessica. In fact, in my MCL world, I would have loved to have seen Jessica and DeAndre as the Final Two. Now, that would have been something. I know many would disagree with me, but that’s what I thought would happen.
In terms of marketing, I thought both Jessica and DeAndre have something special to offer to the music industry. Young, talented, charismatic – the whole package.
But, at some point someone – perhaps Jimmy Iovine – had trouble jumping on DeAndre’s bandwagon, opting Instead for Joshua.
But, it still is nice to know that someone as knowledgeable as Jennifer recognizes DeAndre’s talent as special and unique to the music industry and someone who would go far if mentored correctly.
Here is the entire interview. . American Idol chatter starts midway through in case you want to fast forward.
So, what do y’all think? Do you think DeAndre has a future as a recording artist? I do, but would like your input as well. Talk to me on the comments section.
Special thanks to Taymaro for sending me this link.