Although Salisbury’s Jeremiah “Jay” Copeland was eliminated from “American Idol” on Sunday, preventing him from making the top five, Jay’s train still rolled hard.
In the YouTube comments section, Copeland fans were eating the sugary song.
“This song is all pop!! You did a great job and the sound is such a gift. Keep it up!!” One ardent fan wrote.
“I’m so proud of you!!! Summer Bob!!” another cheerleader echoed.
“This ambiance!!!! I can not wait to play on the repetition, open the sun roof! ‘ said an excited supporter.
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“You’re a superstar! I hope you and Noah (Thompson) can stay friends forever! You were my two favorites!” said one fan, referring to the “Idol” contestant who is currently competing in the top five on the show. “Please have a positive career like Michael Jackson and change the world with huge amazing songs full of positivity and dance.”
‘American Idol’ judges praised Jay
Copeland reached the top seven on “Idol”, before America shocked his fans by voting for him last weekend in Episode 18, after the judges praised him in the same episode.
While the show features three star judges, they weren’t responsible for the contestants’ vote last week. was the audience of the show.
“We are so proud of you, Jay. The growth for you has been phenomenal,” said Judge Katy Perry, after delivering Boyz II’s men’s song “A Song for Mama” on Mother’s Day. “I feel like you have found exactly who you are and you are never going back.”
Fellow “Idol” judge Luke Bryan noted during the Boyz II Men tune that Copeland had added some new musical notes to his repertoire that didn’t exist a few weeks earlier.
“You’re hitting it all right now,” Brian exclaimed.
His co-star Lionel Richie realized that Copeland’s talent had gradually developed.
“You’ve finally entered your own world. You’ve got your timing right,” Richie said.
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The platinum ticket holder received a lot of praise during season 20. This includes getting love from new “American Idol” mentor Jimmy Allen, who debuted in episode 11 at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii.
“Jay, he’s just a very talented person,” Allen said. “You do things with your voice that I only wish I could.”
“He’s like a movie star.”
Last week in downtown Salisbury, hundreds flocked to cheer in Copeland.
The cheerleading rally was a reminder that although only one person will be crowned the winner of Season 20 of “American Idol,” locals are still inspired when they can watch one of their competitors on national television.
Ashley Hill, 32, of Salisbury, testified to it.
“I feel like a piece of us is on stage when he sings. It makes me so emotional I grew up here and sang in high school, so it’s a big deal,” Hill said.
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“His performance was excellent and very smooth. He’s like a movie star,” said Felicia Fontaine, 48, of Salisbury, at the enthusiastic gathering.
Jay’s uncle, J. Mandel Copeland, was humbled to see his nephew continue his pregnancy Musical flame in their family, a flame that seems far from ignited.
“For the past two months, there have been no words to describe watching him grow, work hard, and evolve into such a person that our city is truly proud and our family is certainly proud of,” his uncle said.
“It represents the area very well,” continued J. Mandel.
“Our entire family is musically talented and a part of what we have been doing for generations and generations. It is a musical strain that has been handed down. A rich heritage of music.”
André Lamar is a news/lifestyle reporter. If you have an interesting story idea, email Andre Lamar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivia Minzola contributed to this report.