There are many factors that go into the success of a contestant on “American Idol”; not only does one have to find a way to let their personality shine amongst a sea of hopefuls, they also have to choose their wardrobe very carefully and not let the show’s stylists stray too far from who they really are. And, of course, the song choice is super important. Apparently.
One contestant learned last night that straying from the norm doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, especially with this year’s lineup of judges; they all seem to dig what Zoanette Johnson does, and this week was no exception. Johnson made it through a tough round–in which five ladies were cut–with her rendition of “The Circle Of Life” from “The Lion King”.
Her less-than-traditional song choice was met with some confusion and snark on Twitter today, however, as some fans of the show are wondering why she got to stay on over contestants with more vocal abilities.
HAHAHAAHAHAHAH I JUST CHANGED THE CHANNEL AND THAT WEIRDO ON AMERICAN IDOL IS SINGING THE SONG FROM THE LION KING LIKE AHHHHH SAVENYAHH
— Gina ☀ (@gina_collector) February 28, 2013
If it wasn’t obvious to the rest of the world that American Idol is a joke now, then that chick singing the Lion King should confirm it
— ♡ sarah scott ♡ (@tinyliontamer) February 28, 2013
That girl singing lion king on american idol was crazyyyyy!
— Peyton Sanders (@TheRealPsanders) February 28, 2013
Omg. The lion king is on American idol. I’m done with TV tonight
— Ms. Golightly (@IHeartKiki) February 28, 2013
— Taylor Rhodes (@tayrhodes) February 28, 2013