Wonder about the rumors that Asheville’s own Jesse Barry, lead singer of teen blues band Skinny Legs and All has made it to American Idol Season 9? While Barry’s family and friends have been sworn to secrecy (neither confirming nor denying), there is a trip to Hollywood currently underway. And a pretty impressive Web trail.
For starters, Barry’s name is listed under Made it to Hollywood, (updated Dec. 28, 2009) along with her fellow Idol competitors.
Writes commentor jack5791, “Auditions usually always seem to drag on but I think it will be more entertaining with different guest judges. New people, with different personalities and different perspectives. And I liked that they showed Jesse Barry at the end. She seems like she is talented and possibly one to watch?”
That’s right, Barry claims a good two seconds of air time, belting out a blues number in a voice way beyond her years.
Barry can also be spotted around the 30 second mark of the 45 second Idol auditions promo video here:
And there’s already a Jesse Barry fan thread on Idol Forums.
The new season of Idol begins this week, Tuesday and Wednesday Jan. 12 and 13, on FOX.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter