Jacob Lusk closes out "American Idol." He was born in 1987 and picks "Alone" by Heart. Oh man, this could be great.
Wow, from the get-go it is compelling and emotional and pitch-perfect. He's putting his all into this. We're all just along for the ride.
You just have to shake your head, grin, and enjoy. Keeps rising, getting bigger and bigger -- and then at the end brings it way down and closes composed and still. It's not crazy good, but is really good.
"Yo, man!" says Randy Jackson, who loved the tenderness of the end, calls it "genius." Steven Tyler is incoherent as always when it comes to Jacob, praises him to the heavens. Jennifer Lopez loves the audience reaction and how "amazing" he is to watch.