Exclusive Interview: American Idol’s Jesaiah Baer Answers Our Questions!

Exclusive Interview: American Idol's Jesaiah Baer Answers Our Questions!

Jesaiah Baer is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to her singing talent on this season of “American Idol”. She performed her rendition of “Settle Down” by Kimbra. Her performance was truly inspirational as she had the kind of old school 1940’s soul that makers her voice so unique. In case you’ve missed the episode in which she auditioned aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, you can read our recap here. Also, you can view her audition here. Jesaiah is set to go through the Hollywood Rounds next week and we’re hoping that she fares just as nicely as she did for her auditions.

We are happy that Jesaiah sat down with us for a Twitter interview with our Editor, Roberta. She answered our questions quickly and sweetly, despite her demanding schedule.

What do you think of your journey on the show so far?

Not like it is on TV. It’s a very long process. Lots of judging rounds before you ever get on. You have to be consistent in order to get your point across. The whole captain’s hat thing was an accident. I wore it at Dodgers Stadium. So I had to stick with it all the way through (6 month process) I had no idea we were going to be on Queen Mary.

What kind of artist do you see yourself as?

I express my feelings and stories through my music, and that is the pursuit of love and adventure of conflict.

What are your plans after the show is over?

Plans after the show: pursue my career both individually and with my band Smith Alley. We are doing festivals this summer. And I going to perform in jazz clubs. A lso performing at a Hollywood Gala in a couple of weeks.

How would you describe your musical style?

My music style is an Alternative Folk Rock with a Jazz influence. Yeah.

Who is your favorite judge on the show?

My favorite judge was Keith Urban because . . well . . you know. Also he was most intrigued by my performance. Also I want to mention that Melinda Doolittle gave a great recap of my audition on Idology. I can’t believe someone that talented was so impressed by me.

What can we expect from you as an artist?

My band Smith Alley will be releasing new songs in a couple of weeks, and I will be releasing an EP of my own music this summer. If you want to hear more of what I have out there check out: http://www.jesaiah.com, http://www.smithalley.com.

Also, below you can watch her band Smith Alley’s video for “Zombies”:

You can follow Smith Alley on their official Facebook page or follow Jesaiah on Twitter here. Fingers crossed that she makes it past Hollywood Week! Stay tuned for our live coverage. Special thanks to Jesaiah for taking the time to answer our questions!

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