'Songland': The Jonas Brothers choose Able Heart's 'Greenlight' as their next new single
After churning out two smash hits, 'Sucker' and 'Cool' from their recent album, Happiness Begins, the Jonas Brothers were back this week in search of their next hit single.
'Songland' returned for its fourth episode on Tuesday night after 'America's Got Talent'.
This week the featured artistes were none other than the Jonas Brothers. After churning out two smash hits, 'Sucker' and 'Cool' from their recent album, Happiness Begins, the Jonas Brothers were back this week in search of their next hit single. They had four new songwriters to help them with their choice.
Able Heart, Remmi (Rachel Smith), Rynn (Kathryn Kempthorn), and Ori Dulitzki were the four songwriters who were competing to be the brothers' choice. Heart was the first to perform for the Jonas Brothers. His song was titled 'Greenlight.' Following him was Remmi who performed her original song, "Flickering," a love song with a little country to it. The third songwriter was Dulitzki who performed his original song, titled, "No Pressure." It is a song about relationships and taking it slow. Finally, Rynn performed her song, 'Crowded Places' which was about living far away from people you love and hoping they were closer.
After all four contestants were done with their performance, they were filtered down to the Top 3 songwriters whose songs the Jonas Brothers liked. Moving on to the next round were Remmi, Heart and Rynn. Dulitzki was sent home sadly.
Remmi, Rynn and Heart were then given a mentor each who helped them improve and finetune their song. Heart was mentored by Ester Dean who immediately helped him to make the song perfect for a group. Rynn was paired with Shane McAnally who helped her to change the concept of the song making it more suitable for the Jonas Brothers. "For me the idea of going to crowded places because you just need to be surrounded by people is such an original idea," he told Rynn.
Remmi was paired with Ryan Tedder, who is also a close friend of the Jonas Brothers. Tedder has written six out of the 16 songs in the Jonas Brothers' new album. He told Remmi that her song needs to be more sharp for the brothers. He even told her, he knows what music they are looking forward to and changed the title of her song to 'Do You Think of Me,' and layered in harmonies for it.
Once the mentors were done finetuning the song and helping the songwriters make it better, the final three performed their refined songs once again for the Jonas Brothers. Finally, it was time for a decision, and before the Jonas Brother could reveal whose song they picked Nick said, "We feel that the song we want to share with the world, is a statement from us." He also hinted that they might be called by the Jonas Brothers to help them in the future with projects.
In the end, the Jonas Brothers chose Heart's song 'Greenlight'. On hearing that Heart broke down crying and said, "It doesn't seem real for one and for two it's definitely been a crazy long road here."
After they revealed that Heart is the winner, fans took to Twitter and shared their love for the songwriter and the Jonas Brothers stating that they were rooting for 'Greenlight' to win.
"Within the first 10 seconds of Able Heart showcasing Greenlight, I knew it was a hit. Glad the Jonas brothers picked it because I believe Adam Levine and his crew was going to cop this one, Great job all around," wrote a fan on Twitter.
While another fan said, "It’s funny because I knew they world pick this it’s such a Jonas Song and Nick’s voice was literally perfect for the chorus the songs ."
"LOVE it! It was already a hit without any changes..Able is so talented. All the writers were great. Great show! New fav song!," said another fan.
'Songland' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.