Alejandro Aranda (age 24) of Pomona, California, brings a fresh take on Drake’s 2016 hit “One Dance” during the American Idol 2019 Top 14 round.
Like a seasoned DJ, Alejandro Aranda showed a new side of him which gained approval and merited a standing ovation from American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
After revealing that they have followed Alejandro Aranda on Instagram, the judges all agreed on his versatility. Katy Perry called Alejandro a shapeshifter and a true artist.
Alejandro Aranda sings “One Dance” on American Idol 2019 Top 14 Round
From the start of this competition, in my eyes you can do no wrong. We sit up here and preach, show us another element, – you just became a Las Vegas selling out whichever casino you want to DJ, you know what I mean?
As far as I’m concerned, now you’re DJ Alejandro. Really, i mean really?
Let me tell you something, versatility is the one thing that you have to have in order to do a one-hour show, a two-hour show, or a two-and-a-half hour show. You are so versatile, you can go left, right, center. DJ, whatever, the piano.
What I’m telling you is I’m jealous but I’m very happy I made it when I did. Very happy, I’m sure we feel the same.
I just started following you on Instagram. (Lionel and Luke said they did, too.)
I mean it was incredibly smooth. I love the drum machine. I would have loved to see like even a little bit more of you like just really getting into that rhythm. But yeah, you were just like a shapeshifter. I mean, like I love it so much.
You’re a real true artist and don’t forget that I think sometimes as a real true artist, there’s a push and a pull and we want to stay true to our art, but we also wanna grow. So don’t forget to keep nurturing, and watering, and growing. ‘Cause you’ve got it.
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