I’ll be honest. I didn’t want to like it. I watched the way I watch a demolition derby–hoping for a crash. And, no, I’m not proud of it, but I am man enough to admit (or not fool enough to deny) that I was waaaay off. The American Idol Season 11 Runner-up was brilliant tonight when she performed the Star Spangled Banner before Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City, OK. She remained true to the original while hitting notes that may not have ever been heard on this song.
Listen, I am SO glad that Phillip Phillips won the title of American Idol, but I am really happy that Jessica got a chance to show off a lil’ tonight because, Phil can’t do this:
Way to go, Jess!