Sonika Vaid may not have earned a guaranteed spot in the American Idol Top 10 from the judges, but she proved on Wednesday night why the fans voted her through anyway! Sonika has already shown that she’s not afraid of tackling songs from artists with big voices like Celine Dion. This time, she dared to follow in the footsteps of Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee with her performance of “Bring Me To Life” for the Idol Top 10 round.
Although Sonika might have been a tad over dramatic on stage, her vocals were spot on and she sounded fantastic on a song a lot of other young singers might be afraid to even try. Keith Urban told Sonika it was a terrific song choice. Jennifer Lopez told Sonika she is very dangerous in the competition and she just needs to be more confident of herself. Guest judge and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson noted that Sonika is never off pitch, which is really amazing. Harry Connick Jr. also loved the song choice and thought she really delivered.
Will this hopeful singer be chosen by the fans to join the already chosen special few and move on to the next round of American Idol 2016? Be sure to check out our guide on how to vote for American Idol and ensure your favorites get through to the next round!