American Idol: Ashthon Jones shines in her solo Hollywood audition

When Ryan Seacrest introduces Ashthon Jones, it sounds like she’s been the survivor of a traumatic incident. He tells us that Ashthon managed to get through the group round, despite being in a group with hyper singer Ashley Sullivan. At least, that’s how it sounds.

Stepping out from the vocal quartet, Ashthon shows off a remarkably soulful voice as she sings God Bless The Child to the [[American Idol (2011 Series)|American Idol]] judges. If anything, she was slightly eclipsed by the performance from Haley Reinhart moments earlier – Ashthon’s voice isn’t quite as powerful, but she gave good enough to impress the judges.

Jennifer Lopez told her “Alright sweetie, you did really well.” And Steven Tyler praised her vocals: “Beautiful song. I liked the way you attacked it.”

Have a listen to Ashthon (just after Haley in this video) and tell us what you think – can she make it through Hollywood?

Fast facts

  • Name: Ashthon Jones
  • From: Goodlettsville, TN
  • Age: 24
  • Occupation: Retail manager

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