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‘American Idol’ judges keeps Obama supporter after contestant forgets words to National Anthem

While auditioning for “American Idol” in Oklahoma City on last night’s episode, contestant Zoanette Johnson gave a very interesting performance of the National Anthem.

“I had a bet with my family, if Obama won, I was going to sing the National Anthem,” she explained to “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.

Her musical ability or lack thereof aside, the singer blanked on some of the words mid-audition and “Idol” judge Mariah Carey had to bail her out by feeding her the line.

President Barack Obama clearly should have chosen Johnson to sing the National Anthem at his Inauguration instead of Beyonce.

The National Anthem occasionally moves people to tears, but this rendition had all of the judges cracking up. Once Carey started to giggle, Randy Jackson could barely contain himself. At one point, Keith Urban literally fell out of his chair.

After breaking out it in song, the 19-year-old not only confessed her love to the president, but requested he invite her to the White House so he can have a second “Barbie.” Guess that would make First Lady Michelle Obama, First Barbie?

“Obama, if you watching this and you don’t invite me to the White House,” she said. “He better invite me to the White House, shoot. He needs another Barbie in there.”

Hopefully, for Obama’s sake, he did not watch this.

So the big question: Is Johnson going to Hollywood? The judges still somehow voted unanimously yes, even though Carey mumbled it was “a wreck.” Maybe it was Johnson’s sweet dance moves.

Thanks,”American Idol.” That’s one more Obama supporter in Hollywood. She’ll fit right in.

Watch the video below twice. The second time just watch Mariah’s Carey face the entire time.

(h/t The Blaze)

 

Comments

Comments

  1. jo says:

    Where is Simon, because this is the ultimate joke. The show should be called American Idiot if the judges call this talent!
    I hope the judges wake up and figure out what is real talent!

  2. el polacko says:

    oh come on…put your torch and pitchfork away, laura. they put her through because she’s nuts and, therefore, ‘good television’. it had nothing to do with her politics…and plenty of people don’t know all the lyrics to the anthem.

  3. Barbara says:

    Have stopped watching shows that get political. These ppl r paid to entertain only. Don’t want to know their politics. End of story.

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