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Jessica Springsteen is a recent Duke graduate and a full-time, apparently successful, show jumper.
I was super hype when I ran into De Andre trying to be inconspicuous at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee before the One Heartland “A Holiday in the Heartland” concert.
photo credit: " data-medium-file=" Andre_0718-300x200.jpg" data-large-file=" Andre_0718-550x366.jpg" class="size-large wp-image-14846" alt="American Idol De Andre Brackensick Ifelicious Milwaukee" src=" Andre_0718-550x366.jpg" width="550" height="366" srcset=" Andre_0718-550x366550w, Andre_0718-300x200300w, Andre_0718-185x123185w" sizes="(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px" / If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll remember that one of my favorite performances from the “American Idol” season 11 tour was De Andre Brackensick‘s rendition of “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” that he also rocked on Stevie Wonder night during season 11.
It's been seven months since "American Idol's" 2012 iteration ended, though we still feel its aftershock in everyday life, provided you own a TV or listen to the radio, therefore often hearing or seeing its most recent victor, Phillip Phillips, buoyed tremendously by hit single "Home."Beyond that? It was the last season for judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, whose tenure on the show was marked by little more than Tyler's odd quotations. Heejun Han stole everyone's hearts during the Hollywood rounds.
Though season 11 will be marked by Phillips' taking of America (long or short as it may last) and the discovery of a potential future superstar in the young, diva-voiced Jessica Sanchez, so far it has little else to say for itself.
“I’ll just probably take one of my friends,” he says.
There's been little talk of new song from Heejun; certainly no duets with Richie "The Cowboy" Law, at any rate. Jones has been busy since his disqualification from "Idol" due to concealing arrests and outstanding warrants (he pled guilty on July 31).
However, the 23-year-old Queens native has teased a contract signing on Twitter with some big plans ahead. He released "All Around the World" through i Tunes on July 19, and is a part of "The North Star," a film about an escaped slave who joins the abolitionist movement of Quakers, starring former NFL player Jeremiah Trotter.
'If you look at the boys, Joshua is growing leaps and bounds and De Andre was the weakest of the boys. Unless Jennifer who's been supporting him through the entire show saves him. ''She took that great performance and stage presence, combined it with a great vocal with great power. If she continues this, she can win the whole thing.''Hollie's problem is that she’s approaching this as a high school performer,' he said, agreeing with the judges' criticism of her rendition of What A Feeling.
'And last night wasn’t even a good high school performance. She probably sang it incredibly in the dressing room.