Despite Harry Connick Jr. calling Jenn Blosil's performance this week a "flawless lyric delivery" and telling Jeneve Rose Mitchell he hears something in her voice that is compelling, different, unexpected, and something he just "gets," bad news came for both LDS contestants in American Idol''s Top 14 Thursday night.
Unfortunately, neither will be continuing on in the competition. But, despite this being the end of their journey on American Idol, there's no doubt this will not be the end of their musical careers.
Blosil, a returned missionary and singer/songwriter, told all of her fans on Facebook that this experience required her to get out of her comfort zone by performing other artist's music. "It was so new for me--it was so different. But I felt that it helped me be a better artist and helped me to own who I am and to own my story and my own style." As to the question what's next for Blosil, she says she wants to get out and tour the U.S. while performing her own music.
As for Mitchell, at only 15-years-old, there's no doubt this young artist will continue what she loves doing most--making music. A versatile performer, Mitchell taught herself how to play the string bass, violin, cello, banjo, guitar, harp, fiddle, mandolin, flute, finch horn, ukulele, piano, trumpet, and the kazoo.
Having grown up on a remote mountain ranch without electricity, this experience has been eye-opening to Mitchell, to say the least. And performing in front of not only live audiences but millions on live TV across America has given Mitchell a once in a lifetime experience she won't forget, something that has allowed her to grow as an artist.
Check out Blossil's tearful goodbye message as well as some highlights from Blosil and Mitchell's time on American Idol.