Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Getting to Know American Idol's JACOB LUSK!

Jacob Lusk - Contestants - American Idol

American Idol Season 10 Top 11 finalist Jacob Lusk is 23 years old. Jacob comes from Compton, CA, and auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in nearby Los Angeles.

Jacob received high praise from Randy Jackson for his rendition of "God Bless the Child" by Billie Holiday during the Hollywood rounds as the best performance ever seen on Idol. The audience has fallen in love with Jacob's pure voice and amazing range. There is a certain innocence about Jacob, and he definitely sings like an angel! The judges have given Jacob praise for every performance since the Hollywood round as well. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler told him, "I think gospel had a baby and they named it Jacob Lusk!" And judge Jennifer Lopez likes that Jacob gives himself "completely to every moment and every performance." Jacob received exceptionally high praise after singing "A House is Not a Home," written for Dionne Warwick, and made famous by Luther Vandross. Randy Jackson said, “Luther would be so proud of you. I don’t think there’s anything you can’t do.” Jacob is inspirational!

Jacob Lusk's favorite quote is "Be yourself!" And says his father is his main musical influence. Although Jacob's mom says, "Jacob gets his talent from both sides of the family," Jacob maintains, "I did NOT get my singing voice from my mother! If she goes near a mic, take it away!"

Jacob Lusk was born on June 23, 1987 in Southern California. He began singing when he was only four years old. Jacob is a minister of music at his church. Prior to auditioning for American Idol Season 10, Lusk worked as a spa concierge. In 2007, Jacob joined a gospel group called InNate Praise formed by the late hip-hop singer Nate Dogg, and he performed with the group at churches around Los Angeles County.

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