By Jon James|

By now, it should come as no surprise that Maine is home to a, likely, future superstar in Julia Gagnon of Cumberland as she continues to astound America with her vocal prowess and great song choices.

Last night was no different as she soared into the top 14 on American Idol.

This was my favorite so far as she performed Jelly Roll’s 2022 hit, Need a Favor, seen below.

In my view she not only sounded the best she has so far (if that’s possible) but she also looked every bit a rock star on that stage.

So what’s next for the 21 year old Cumberland college student? We’ll have to wait and see!

My other (personal) choice for winners, Emmy Russell, performed another original, Skinny. She did it barefoot. Interesting touch and another stellar performance. That video is also below.

They ALL have super talent at this point in the competition but I’m sticking with my two favorites and the ones I believe are most likely to go all the way.

Of course, I’m in the corner of our “hometown hero,” Julia!

Julia Gagnon, Need a Favor


Emmie Russell, Skinny

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