'Alter Ego': Danielle Cetani aka Phoenix Embers gets standing ovation, misses Diamond
Ever so often, life has a way of getting forcing people to put their dreams on hold. The longer people wait to achieve said dreams, the more frivolous they seem to become. For any of the contestants on 'Alter Ego', pursuing a singing career didn't seem entirely possible due to various setbacks. And a few of them even admitted that the more they pushed their dream aside, the more impossible it seemed to achieve.
However, the show helps these immensely talented performers overcome these issues and show the world who they truly are, without worrying about their looks, age, and other factors. With Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, Grimes and will.i.am as the judges, contestants are expected to showcase their singing voices and creativity through their 'Alter Ego', by creating a persona that is the embodiment of who they are.
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For 39-year-old stay-at-home mom Danielle Cetani, becoming a singer certainly felt like a pipe dream. She believed that because of her age and the fact that she has three daughters, being a mom is now what she was meant to do, and there was no room in her life to pursue a singing career, even though she has a unique voice. However, when she expressed these thoughts to her husband, he was vehemently against it, pushing her to pursue her dreams. With her husband's support, Cetani now wanted to push herself and be who she wanted to be. She also hoped to inspire other moms to go out and seize opportunities, reminding them that it is never too late to do so. Cetani performed 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' by Pat Benatar. In case you missed her amazing performance, you can watch the same below.
Fire away! @phxembersFOX hit us with her best shot during that performance. 🔥 #AlterEgoFOX @daniellecetani pic.twitter.com/HyQHYiAbcR— AlterEgoOnFOX (@AlterEgoOnFOX) October 7, 2021
The judges loved her performance and even gave her a standing ovation, the second of the night. However, when it came down to voting if she should be on the Diamond instead of Siren, the judges had to weigh all their options carefully. Grimes stated that while Siren and Phoenix Embers were the strongest performers of the night, Siren was the one who would remain on top. However, she mentioned that should Cetani find herself at the bottom, she would convince the other judges to save her. will.i.am believed that they hadn't seen Cetani's full vocal range yet, and for that reason, she should be on the Diamond to advance forward and grow. Alanis Morissette, who loved her '2022 rendition' of the song, decided that Siren would stay on the Diamond.
However, when it came down to the fan votes, the audience quickly ensured that Cetani was safe, allowing her to advance to the next round. Who do you think was the more powerful performer? Siren or Phoenix Embers? Sound off below!
Catch 'Alter Ego' Season 1 on Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox.