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Soulful Eric Paslay Cover Sends ‘American Idol’ Hopeful to Hollywood

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Country music has been well represented on the farewell season of American Idol so far, and Wednesday’s night episode kept that trend continuing when Jenna Renae delivered an awe-inspiring cover of Eric Paslay’s “She Don’t Love You” in her plea to be sent to Hollywood.

All eyes were on Renae as she walked into the audition room — not before breaking a door, though — to take her seat behind her piano that would accompany her performance. She delivered the ballad with an incredible amount of soul that impressed all three of the judges.

“I feel like a lot of the people that have come in today haven’t felt the lyrics, or giving us that whole package,” Jennifer Lopez explained. “And I feel like you did.”

The 23-year-old dished that she comes from a musical background filled with variety, listening to everything from Broadway show tunes to country music while she was growing up. Judge Keith Urban felt that upbringing had a lot to do with the depth and potential of her voice, winning his approval, and the rest of the panel of judges, to continue on to the Hollywood Round.

This isn’t Renae’s first experience with talent reality shows. The New York native was in the running to win the crown on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, but was eliminated right before making it to the Quarterfinals.

But since all of the judges seemed to love her so much on Idol, maybe this competition will lead her to the winning title that she has been looking for!

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