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