‘American Idol’: Jay wins final platinum ticket, fans say ‘right person for first time’
Auditions for Season 20 of “American Idol” wrapped up on Monday, March 21, and fans finally got to see the third and final winner of the new platinum ticket. Jay Copeland, a singer from Maryland, has won the coveted platinum ticket that will allow him to skip the first round of Hollywood Week. Singing his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s iconic hit “Sign, Sealed, Delivered”, the talented crooner absolutely mesmerized the judges, namely Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.
The trio were bowled over by Jay’s performance as soon as he started playing. Katy, who was stunned by his skills, claimed they needed him more than the show. The Princess of Pop called Jay the perfect candidate while calling him a superstar. An equally mesmerized Lionel said that Jay was a real gift and his talent was off the chain. Luke also seemed intrigued by Jay’s skills and added that they were expecting a child like him. Luke concluded that Jay was someone who could easily electrify the crowd. The trio then gave him the last platinum ticket of the season. HunterGirl and Kenedi Anderson are the other two platinum ticket winners.
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Many elated “American Idol” fans took to Twitter to congratulate Jay on the big win. “That’s raw talent. I’m so glad Jay got a platinum ticket. He deserves to go far in the competition. I loved her rendition of a Stevie Wonder song. He owned it and he nailed it,” one viewer said as another posted, “#AmericanIdol Wow this guy singing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ is killing it! I found my favorite! He got the PLATINUM TICKET! @TheeJayCopeland Come on, Jay! Congratulations and you got my vote! Good luck!”
The following shared, “Well deserved Jay… platinum goes to the right person for the first time this #AmericanIdol audition season song choice song choice.” Meanwhile, one person tweeted, “Jay Copeland is winning #AmericanIdol right now here on his audition. Cancel the rest of the season, we’re done here. One dubbed Jay the “Top 10 materials!” While one concluded: “Okay he was pretty good, probably the best this season.”
#American Idol Wow, that guy singing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder is killing it!
I found my favorite! He got the PLATINUM TICKET! @TheeJayCopeland Come on, Jay! Congratulations and you got my vote! Good luck!
— 🎈Tweeter Twit 🎠 Support BLM/LGBTQ She/Her/Poodle (@TweeterTwit9) March 22, 2022
Well deserved Jay… platinum goes to the right person for the first time this audition season #American Idol .. song choice song choice
— John Smithneil (@JSmithneil) March 22, 2022
Jay Copeland is currently winning #American Idol right now here in his hearing.
Cancel the rest of the season, we’re done here.
— K Ludwick (@kludwick) March 22, 2022
10 best materials!
— SamanthaLee✌🍕🦙 (@extremekiss) March 22, 2022
Alright he was pretty good, probably the best this season
— Csn Matt (@CSN_Matt) March 22, 2022
Season 20 of “American Idol” airs every Sunday at 8/7 a.m. on ABC.
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