'American Idol' Top 24: Platinum ticket holder Jay Copeland's song is 'hard to watch'

'American Idol' Top 24: Platinum ticket holder Jay Copeland's song is 'hard to watch'
Jay Copeland on 'American Idol' Season 20 (ABC)

Ever since Jay Copeland was awarded the coveted Platinum Ticket on 'American Idol' Season 20, all eyes are on him. Both the judges and fans have pretty high expectations from the platinum ticket recipient's performances.

After making his way to the top 24, Copeland and his fellow competitors were flown down to Disney Aulani, Hawaii, to perform and meet with guest mentor Jimmie Allen. Copeland picked Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back' to perform before the live audience. While Jimmie and the judges, especially Lionel Richie, were highly impressed with the youngster's performance, sadly the fans didn't share the same feeling.


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You can watch Copeland's performance here:



The fans had a lot of strong opinions about Copeland's performance from slamming his song choice to declaring his entire performance as 'forgettable', they didn't hold back when it came to critiquing his performance. A fan tweeted, "#AmericanIdol Jay chose the wrong song." Another fan wrote, "Jay is forgettable. #americanidol." "Jay can sing in a Disney Park but that performance isn’t “Star” worthy. #AmericanIdol," added a fan.





Jay on 'American Idol' season 20 (Photo by ABC)


Another fan shared, "Jay ok... get boring after while if he does same upbeat performance every week #AmericanIdol." "Jay is too cheesy. Hard to watch. #americanidol," expressed a fan. Another fan commented on the YouTube clip of his performance with, "Honestly i like him a lot but the vocals in this performance was not it. Literally all over the place." "Not a good song choice and he has done better! Not his best!" pointed out a fan.




Copeland explained that he picked the iconic Jackson 5 song because he hit a bit of a rough patch with his partner, so he was hoping to channel some of those difficult emotions into his performance. Copeland's fate on the show will be decided by the show's audience through their votes. So we'll just have to wait and watch to see what the audience thought of his performance. 

'American Idol' Season 20 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.

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