March 09, 2012 05:26 PM by Lisa Princ
This week on FOX‘s American Idol, the top 13 finalists took on tunes by Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Unfortunately, America was not a fan of Jeremy Rosado’s rendition of Ribbon In The Sky, which led to his elimination. Today, Jeremy was in good spirits despite his elimination and he told us all about his Idol experience! Read on for more…
American Idol‘s Jeremy Rosado faced elimination last night when he failed to impress with his take on Stevie Wonder. What did the young crooner think about his experience on American Idol? Check out Jeremy’s interview below.
Question: What was it like hearing the harsh critique from Steven Tyler and Jimmy Iovine last night?
Jeremy Rosado: It definitely didn’t help. It definitely made you think you were the one going home, but at the same time, I was hoping that I wasn’t. I am grateful for the four of them, especially for the judges and producers for bringing me this far. They obviously saw something. Last night Jennifer told me she definitely wanted to keep me, and that made me feel really good.
Question: How did it feel to have Jennifer Lopez in your corner?
Jeremy Rosado: It was amazing. I will be forever grateful to her for being on my side and fighting for me down to the very last minute. At the same time, I’m grateful for the three of them and the producers. It’s not something that happens every day – getting to the top 13 of hundreds of thousands of people is not something that happens every day. I feel so blessed.
Question: You and Colton Dixon seemed to strike up a friendship, can you tell us about that?
Jeremy Rosado: We were roommates, and he became my big brother. I’m going to miss him so much and all my other brothers and sisters there. I love them so much. That’s going to be the biggest thing I will miss, not being with my family, the contestants.
Question: You mentioned that you love acting as well. Is that something you may pursue?
Jeremy Rosado: I love acting…and singing. Hopefully I can do movies or something. I am hoping someone will reach out to me. We’ll see what happens. I know that God’s got everything under control, so I’m excited.
Question: How much do you think Jennifer Lopez will play into your post Idol career?
Jeremy Rosado: That would be awesome if she did. I haven’t heard anything at all. I love her first of all, and I will forever be grateful for how much she fought for me. That would be awesome for the future, if she could mentor me or something, but right now, I haven’t heard anything.
Question: Do you feel that Elise Testone should have gone home instead of yourself?
Jeremy Rosado: Everybody there is amazing. They’re all my brothers and sisters. I think that my performance was strong enough to stay in the competition – I thought I would still be there today. But in that moment, when we were standing up there, I had a gut feeling it wasn’t going to be me. Elise is amazing, and she deserves it. I’m sad it had to be me, but at the same time I’m happy for her, I truly am.
Question: How did you feel about attempting a classic Stevie Wonder song?
Jeremy Rosado: I was scared. No one will ever be Stevie Wonder – he’s one of the greatest of all time. I was just hoping I could do my own thing with the song. I thought it was good.
Question: If you could go back, would you choose a different song?
Jeremy Rosado: I probably would’ve picked a different song. It wasn’t a bad performance, I mean, I thought I did pretty well. I wish there could have been things I could have changed, but I’m not sure what I could have done differently. I think I sang my heart out and put my heart on my sleeve and got eliminated, which stinks.
Question: Would you audition for The X Factor or The Voice now that your American Idol journey is over?
Jeremy Rosado: American Idol is always the show I wanted to audition for. This show has done so much for me. The first reason I wouldn’t audition for another show like that would be that they won’t take me because I’ve made it so far on to this show. Second, I think American Idol has done a lot for me and has given me such a huge head-start on my career.
Question: Who would you pick to win the entire show this season?
Jeremy Rosado: I honestly can’t even pick anyone. I love each and every one of them as my brothers and sisters, and they’re all absolutely amazing. Every one of them deserves to still be there. I’m just excited to see how it all plays out and see who ends up being the winner.
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