Watch Jena Irene perform “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the American Idol 13 Top 4 performance show. Seated behind the piano, performing an acoustic version of the Elvis Presley classic, Jena wowed the judges and the audience with her passionate delivery.
Judge Jennifer Lopez got out of her seat to give Jena a kiss. “I’ve never gotten up to kiss somebody after a performance,” she said. “…you just reinvented it.”
“It was so beautiful, I was so moved,” Jlo added. “Honestly I could cry right now.”
“That took such immense courage,” said Harry Connick Jr. “To perform that song in that way…very simply put, it was incredible.”
Keith Urban added, “You take all of these elements, and you put them together in your own unique way…you are like a musical platypus.”
A platypus? Jena will take it! This performance sealed the deal for a Top 3 hometown visit this weekend.
Watch her stellar performance below. ETA: Version added without sound glitch