Kaitlyn Jackson has made it through the notorious group night on “American Idol.”
The only way I know this is because the 15-year-old country music singer from Norwich posted the news on her Facebook open fan page.
She told the world that the Shotgun Angels — the name the trio of singers gave themselves for the tense Hollywood round — had made it through. The night before, she shared the news that she’d made it past the sole singing and would be singing a Miranda Lambert song with the group.
On TV, not a note, either night.
So the guessing game has gone on in social media.
What does it mean when a contestant advances on this iconic FOX singing show without getting any screen time?
Some of Jackson’s fans are certain that it signals that she will go far in this season 13, citing AI champs who’ve gotten no play until the live rounds start.
I’m not so sure about that.
I think it means the editors had way too many hours of footage to edit into the three hours broadcast this week.
I also think it means too many singers get that golden ticket to Hollywood.
So I will be watching next Wednesday, too, for the teenager who had the guts to sing an original song in the auditions and so far has performed a Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert song successfully in front of Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.
Thursday, too, if we still don’t get a glimpse and she says she’s still there.
Do you think it’s fair for “American Idol” producers to not show some successful singers on TV at all in this point of the competition?
Source for Jackson photo.