The Beatles’ ‘Oh! Darling’ Sung on American Idol by Jen Hirsh
American Idol contestant Jen Hirsh paid tribute to the Beatles by singing the track ‘Oh! Darling’ from the iconic ‘Abbey Road’ album on the March 1 episode of ‘Idol.’ After not being chosen for American Idol’s ‘Top 10,’ Hirsh was given a Wild Card by the judges and one more chance to make it to the next round.
Hirsh sang a clean and soulfully poppy version of Paul McCartney‘s wailing classic. The judges seemed impressed but not 100% moved by the performance, with Jennifer Lopez in particular holding back on the praise for Hirsh.
“We like when you guys come out and sing for your life,” said Idol judge Randy Jackson. “You started it kind of slow, then you went for the gusto. I think it was a good performance. I think you showed the reason you’re here with those big ol’ pipes.”
Aerosmith vocalist and Idol judge Steven Tyler seemed the most impressed out of the three judges. “You really nailed it,” said Tyler. “I love someone with a big voice. Where you went with your voice in the end was beautiful.”
Unfortunately, Hirsh’s performance of ‘Oh! Darling’ wasn’t enough for the judges to place her into American Idol’s ‘Top 13.’