‘American Idol’ Judges Love Ali Shields’ ‘Crazy’ Personality
Ali Shields’ ‘American Idol‘ audition began with so much promise, and then got really weird before finishing somewhere in the middle. However, the 19-year-old’s dorky style and charming confidence were enough to get all three judges to move her along to Hollywood.
Shields may look familiar to fans of the ‘Ellen’ show. The college student wound up on the former ‘Idol’ judge’s television show after writing a love song to the host. DeGeneres was so impressed with her voice that she sent Shields to the ‘American Music Awards,’ where Shields interviewed and kissed the likes of Usher and Mike Posner.
“You’re just crazy enough to make it,” judge Randy Jackson said as Shields finished Corinne Bailey Rae’s ‘Like a Star.’ That was after she tried to freestyle lyrics from Breezy‘s hit ‘Look at Me Now’ and shake her booty for an audition. There wasn’t much to shake, and Jennifer Lopez rolled her eyes so hard she probably gave herself a headache.
Shields may not have been the best talent that showed up on the deck of the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego, Calif. on Sunday night, but she made up for it with original style. While a few other females wore little more than bikinis, the Lido, Calif. native wore a pink sweater and white, knee length skirt with pink, flowery Keds rip-offs.
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