American Idol 12- Contestant Preview #8- CJ Finch

Going for this years “Joshua Ledet” spot is CJ Finch, who is so church most of his videos involve him being in a churcch. It’s hard to imagine his voice in the competition when all he sings are praise songs that require little to no vocal restraint. He could be doing vocal olympics every week like Jacob Lusk, or he might know restraint and be a bit more successful like Joshua. Who knows.

There’s definitely an instrument there. He’s a returnee with little to no screentime. Maybe this is his year? He’s from St Louis, and attended the University of Missouri. He can also sing “classical”, which makes me believe he has a degree in music. He won a NATS competition (National Association of Teachers of Singing), in which you would need to sing classical arias and art songs. Hearing him pull out his classical voice could create a moment for him on the show. No one has really tried to do that on the show.

Listen to his videos below, and sound off in the comments below. Is he your cup of tea?

His Eye Is On The Sparrow


The National Anthem

I Call You Faithful

No Weapon

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