Pine Hill native Jermaine Jones heard those three words every American Idol contestant hopes to hear: You are safe.
Jones made it through the elimination round Thursday, although he had a scare, ending up in the bottom four.
The velvet-voiced Jones, 25, sang Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet” this week, but one judge stayed firmly on his feet. Randy Jackson told Jones, “I loved the verses but, when you hit the chorus I did not enjoy it.”
Steven Tyler was more effusive, telling Jones, “That song fits you like an Armani suit. It was perfect.”
It’s already been a wild Idol ride for Jones, who was cut earlier, but invited back to participate in the semifinals for the male singers.
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