American Idol 12- Contestant Preview #11- Jett Hermano

Alright. Here’s that Jett Hermano you’ve heard so much about. I think she’s a good youtube singer, but she has a small voice compared to a lot of the singers we’ve heard already (and also from previous seasons). Although, she could be a decent hip-hop artist, as Wake Up Call proves. So… that’s why she’s popular. Because she’s proven she can be radio friendly. She plays guitar and piano, though I wonder if we’ll ever see that on the show.

She currently has over 1.8 million views on youtube, as well as over 9 thousand subscribers. So that’s something.



Wake Up Call (Original)

Emotions

If I Aint Got You

We Found Love (she plays guitar)

Who You Are (she plays piano)

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Love this one. Main one I am rooting for right now.

  • SullyD

    With a couple of exceptions (Kree and Angie), I’m not digging the girls
    this year. Of course, this may change when the live shows start,
    although last year I was really excited when I saw Jessica, Erika and
    Elise previews. As for now: I’m underwhelmed.

    But Jett is current, so it will be interesting to see what kind of songs she will choose on the show.

    On
    a shallow note: Her facial expressions/tongue annoyed so much on her
    cover of “We found love” that I had to scroll down to make thru it, lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    I like her, definitely something different for the show.

  • renzy24

    I hope AI will have more modern songs in there lists.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like her, but I don’t think that the Idol viewing/voting demographic will support her.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Sad but true.  Female, minority, likes R&B/Hip Hop, current…Unless she get MAD pimping from the producers, she’ll be lucky to make Top 5.  Maybe she should bust out the guitar to hypnotize the Idol voting masses.

    All that said, I quite like her.  And I have a feeling should be one of Nicki Minaj’s favorites.

  • kmd23

     Jett is very talented. She has a current sound. I would think she would go far this year. Great name too.

  • chessguy99

    Jett has potential in that she fits what Jimmy Iovine looks to be doing, using Idol to find artists that fit into what is current or what is lacking in the industry. Scotty was a perfect fit into the country scene which had very few teen male artists. Phillip was his Mumford & Son knock-off that made radio success very quickly. Jett fits into urban crossover, an area ripe for expansion especially with females that can sing. While he does have Jessica, who fits the same genre, Jett is old enough to take on some of the more adult material.

    Jett has the same problem all the other females covered, excepting Kree, have in they lack a compelling sob story to boost their getting early traction from regular Idol voters. She does have a fanbase going into Idol, being well known and fairly popular in the Pacific Northwest youth ministries for her service as a praise leader in her late teens/ early twenties.

  • DB987

    I like her hip hop song best but i do like her other stuff as well. I to had a reaction to her facial expressions so she might have to work on that.

  • Sara M

    I like her a lot. I think she has a much stronger voice than you are giving her credit for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frapalo Francisco Rapalo

    Please, Candice PREVIEW!!!!!!!!!!

  • Larc

    I wish Idols were unable to get mileage out of backstories, especially those of the sob variety.  The cart gets put before the horse at times with stories eclipsing true talent — or occasionally the shortage of it.  A few have even gone far on real or fabricated personal problems when they might have been sent packing based on talent alone.  Jett should be judged on how she performs, not on whether she can come up with greater irrelevant melodrama than somebody else.

  • XoLuv2SingOx

    I actually think she has a really good voice! I love her “Who You Are” cover! I just hope she doesn’t get stuck in ballad-mode!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Wake Up Call is pretty hot! I don’t think you necessarily have to have a booming voice to be a good singer. She almost reminds me of the singers Ashanti and Aaliyah. Sweet smooth vocals. If she turned up the heat a little bit more she would be FIRE!

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeWilson777 George Wilson

    She’s THE BEST, guys! Let’s support her! We have our favorite now! Go go go! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    She actually has a really good voice and “Wake up call” is good but they’ll probably going to get rid of her urban edge like they did what Jessica.

  • guinness 416

    Oh god I hope not, imagining her doing the usual Whitney and Mariah stuff is already making me bored, and it hasn’t happened yet.  I like her voice and it’d be nice to see someone from Seattle go far in this, but I fear between her sound and her ethnicity it’s going to be all Jessica comparisons all the time.  Fingers crossed for her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     She doesn’t have the best voice I’ve heard, but for what I’ve seen and heard so far, she got that ‘it’ thing that someone like Iovine and Interscope can work with… if they find a way to meld her image in a commercial way but keep some of that hip hop youthful edge… gonna keep my eye on this one…

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I like her a lot. She has a pretty soprano voice, sounds like it would be great recorded. She is right in line with the crossover type of R&B artist that could be relate-able for the AI audience, plus she seems to have some personality.

    My concern is, Jessica presented much the same way in videos pre-Idol (though this girl come across more vulnerable) and she got all the modern sucked out of her. So what’s going to happen to Jett? But at least she has the kind of voice that could sing a rock or pop song just fine. And she plays an instrument. So those things could work in her favor. :)

  • Karen C

    Jessica presented much the same way in videos pre-Idol (though this girl come across more vulnerable) and she got all the modern sucked out of her. So what’s going to happen to Jett? But at least she has the kind of voice that could sing a rock or pop song just fine. And she plays an instrument. So those things could work in her favor. :)

    I think Jett is more experienced than Jessica.  I think playing an instrument also means that she can work out her own arrangements that better express her.  I would hope, though, that this is encouraged.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Great point. If she can re-arrange songs and co-opt some of that audience preference for “artists”, she might have something. But TPTB would have to be willing to sell her that way. Fingers crossed. She has a likeable vibe, so maybe she can do the impossible. Hopes she makes the voting rounds.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I like her!!  She has a current sound and a bigger voice is not a better voice.
    Oh how I wish the AI voters would embrace that.

  • WestiesRule

    Current…. she’s current! She has potential. It’s not about the best voice. At least she doesn’t make my ears bleed.

  • MellyPer1692

    “I like her!! She has a current sound and a bigger voice is not a better voice.
    Oh how I wish the AI voters would embrace that.”

    Ummm, the idol voters have embraced that. Who in the last five years of winners has a big voice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    I wasn’t impressed with her voice, but it took money to film that first music video.  Did she have a record contract before Idol?  Obviously, somebody is putting up the money. Is she another Philipino?

  • irockhard

    Well at least she’s not as boring as the others but wowed I am not.

  • MalwareDie

    I’d advise anyone who doesn’t like her to listen to this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHhcapOneT4

    Better hurry before the videos get taken down.

  • fantoo1

    Good news for you! There is a male rocker this season.

  • fantoo1

    A lot of people think she is Filipino but get this-she is an Asian/African mix!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

     A lot of singers on youtube have videos on there without a record deal, I don’t think it’s that hard to do one.

  • irockhard

    You sure about that? I haven’t found any among the spoilers. And what type of rocker are we talking about? I root for hard rockers whether male (James) or female (Rockstar’s Dilana).

  • fantoo1

    Charlie Askew. He listed his influences as Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, among others. He used to do more doo wop stuff, but has switched to rock.

  • irockhard

    The doo wop guy? Well guess we’ll have to wait and see what he does on the show then.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Well… this is one of my favorites! I heard her cover of Who You Are a few months ago… She just blew me away!

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeWilson777 George Wilson

    There’s something Mariah-esque about her voice too. I want her to do Amy Whinehouse songs. I really like this girl a lot, and I think she can really hit some high notes. She will definitely be pushed when she gets in the voting rounds. Lets hope for that!

  • Emmuzka

    “I like her!! She has a current sound and a bigger voice is not a better voice.Oh how I wish the AI voters would embrace that.

    “Ummm, the idol voters have embraced that. Who in the last five years of winners has a big voice?

    That’s required only from the women.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I love “Emotions” the best but she is still a weaker singer than what we have seen in the TOP 12.  Starting off with a fan base helps, but I am not that impressed at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Her musical style is not my cup of tea but i’m willing to make an exception for her because I am loving what I see so far. Here’s hoping she can make a decent run.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that the standard for women contestants is definitely higher than for guys. Also, Idol has changed in S9, and finalists/winners do not necessarily need to be great (or even very good) vocalists or sing on key. In that sense, Idol is much more in tune with the marketing and success of current pop artists.

  • Niall

    I could see her going deep in the competition. There’s something about her that makes up for the vocal weaknesses.

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeWilson777 George Wilson

    I don’t get what everyone is saying about her having a weak voice. It’s not weak, she just has a high voice. She’s the best amongst the girls man. 

  • Jerry Alensko

    Small/weak voice? After watching this, I think NOT. She should work on polishing her performance but I think she will definitely go far.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcpYmTcuQ_k&noredirect=1

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBSMLGMZYQXZBQY2C2MCJCQP6A Jung-hwa

    Someone in this forum that she’s not Filipino but Asian-African (Filipinos are Asians by the way) but in this site Jett said she is Filipino. Check the comments of her video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHhcapOneT4

  • Reflects On Life

    This one reminds me a lot of Aaliyah,  but also has some similarities to JLo, especially in her original video.

    I’d love to hear her sing JLo’s “If you had my love” or Aaliyah’s “Back & Forth”.
    The NeYo cover would also be great to show off dexterity.

    Unfortunately, a lot of songs in this genre would get the standard AI lament, “That song didn’t go anywhere”, since they don’t tend to have a build & climax format to them.

  • http://twitter.com/shelLAMBERT Shella Pascual

    Filipino is Asian :)) ..

  • http://twitter.com/shelLAMBERT Shella Pascual

    she might be like Jessica Sanchez that plays musical instruments

  • Janis de Asis

    yup. both parents are Filipinos. She looked a bit Chinese, yes. As a matter of fact, she performed last year in Filipino American Student Association in the states

  • Janis de Asis

    but doesn’t sound like any of them. I’m a rock fan so I know a pozzer from athentic

  • Janis de Asis

    Yup, she reminds me so much of Aaliyah…Bless her soul, Aaliyah. Hope she sings an original next week,I totally dig this girl though I love rock and bands. She reminds of that old school RnB that I grew up listening to. I kinda miss that…

  • Janis de Asis

    yup she is. both parents are pinoy.