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Aubrey Cleland has 'multi-platinum potential,' Janelle Arthur 'a marshmallow' on 'American Idol'
Aubrey Cleland up next on "American Idol," doing Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" and she's strong from the start -- standing still in the spotlight in all white, looking like a million bucks and letting her voice go. Then nice and tender on the chorus. Seems so at ease; there's no emotional connection for me, but a professional performance. Looks like a star, comes across as a nice girl.
Keith Urban tells her she "looks fantastic," and felt the song suited her personality but wanted her to soar more. Nicki Minaj says she likes her "humility," which is exactly right -- no diva about her at all. "I just overall love you," Minaj says. Cleland's very polite and soft-spoken, keeps thanking the judges.
Randy Jackson says "there's something very current and infectious about you." Mariah Carey tells her flat out, "you so obviously have multiplatinum potential."
Janelle Arthur next, sitting on a stool and singing Elvis' "If I Can Dream." Sincere and pleasant to listen to; she's got an easy, soaring voice that comes through on the song, even if it wasn't amazing or compelling for me. Does nail and hold the last note well.
Urban loves her "classic country voice," Minaj calls her "a little marshmallow that I want to eat," tells her "the sky's the limit." Jackson likes "the old throwback" vibe in her voice, while Carey telling her "you did a very good job."