Jacob Lusk gives us a spiritual experience on American Idol

After listening to Jacob Lusk, we think it’s fair to say that Nigel Lythgoe was not blowing smoke up our asses when he said this season of [[American Idol (2011 Series)|American Idol]] had the best talent ever.

Lusk – who’s been relatively invisible up until Hollywood week – made his mark on the competition with a fascinating rendition of God Bless The Child. It’s difficult to describe this performance. One minute we were giggling at his facial expressions and “doo-be-doo” vocal stylings, and the next we were getting goosebumps when Jacob switched into his incredible falsetto.

This performance was nothing short of stunning. It was almost a spiritual experience.

And if you were in any doubt as to how much power and effort Jacob put into his performance, the big man powers out of the auditorium and bursts into tears. Though he insists he’s “not a cryer”, we know that’s not the point – he delivered an unforgettable performance. Jennifer Lopez was heard remarking “That’s a hard act to follow.”

We’ve never seen anything like it. All we can say is Jacob was clearly emotionally wrung out after singing that song. And it might be sacrilige to say it, but could he almost be too good for American Idol? That was possibly the best audition we’ve seen so far.

Fast facts

  • Name: Jacob Lusk
  • From: Compton, CA
  • Age: 23
  • Occupation: Spa Concierge

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