'American Idol': Cadence Baker dubbed ‘phenomenal’ after judges praise ‘off the charts’ singing

Cadence Baker showed up on day two of the performances and proved to be a perfect opener with ‘Something’s Got a Hold On Me’ by Etta James


                            'American Idol': Cadence Baker dubbed ‘phenomenal’ after judges praise ‘off the charts’ singing
Cadence Baker on 'American Idol' Season 20 (Photo by ABC)
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While singers namely Jay Copeland, HunterGirl, Scarlet, Sage, Tristen Gressett, Danielle Finn, and others performed on day one of the top 24 performances at Disney’s Aulani Resort, a few others including Lady K, Noah Thompson, Allegra Miles, and Katyrah Love gave their best shot on day two of the performances in order to grab a seat in the top 20.
 
Cadence Baker, who showed up on the second day of the performances, proved to be a perfect opener of the evening as she crooned ‘Something’s Got a Hold On Me’ by Etta James. The granddaughter of renowned musician Gary Baker and daughter of Shane Baker left the judges smitten by how much she improved as compared to her previous auditions. Lionel Richie whilst talking to the 19-year-old said that the growl in her voice and the presentation were “off the charts”. Katy Perry, on the other hand, stated that Cadence had a “fantastic arrangement.” Luke Bryan too shared his opinion saying it was the best she sounded since her original audition.
 
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‘You set the tone for the night’

Social media users too were left impressed as one of the users stated, “That is how you do it, Cadence! You set the tone for the night! Well done!” Another posted, “You have to be proud of that performance!” One posted, “Balanced, Tones clear >GOOD.” The next one shared, “Cadence Baker has her grandfather's energy!” Another added, “CADENCE KILLED THAT S**T.” The next one tweeted, “Cadence is pretty. Good solid performance. Wish she picked something more current though.” And, one shared, “Cadence opened the show with a bang tonight. She was so good. I loved her song choice and I was right when I said she's very relatable. People who aren't confident enough can find their confidence once they start performing on stage.” One user concluded, “Cadence was phenomenal.”

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‘American Idol' Season 20 airs every Sunday at 8/7c on ABC.

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