He may have stolen the headlines, but Lazaro Arbos was not the only strong performer to take the American Idol stage in Chicago last night.
Among other hopefuls who received well-deserved tickets to Hollywood:
- Mackenzie Wasner, whose father played piano with Vince Gill for many years. She impressed with a rendition of "Whenever You Come Around," as you can hear below.
- Kiara Lanier, who has sang for President Obama and who does not lack confidence. Watch her make Celine Dion proud in the following video.
Two others who made sterling impressions:
- Isabelle Parell, only 15, who briefly dueled with Keith Urban on a Christmas classic, "Baby It's Cold Outside."
- Brandy Neelly, who went with "Your Cheatin’ Heart" and made it sound as if it were written just for her. Solid emotion and vocal control here.