Jesse was eliminated in week 5 of the FOX competition The Four season 2. Jesse thinks AGT is a great spot to showcase his talent. Back on The Four, he described leaving home because his super-religious parents didn’t approve of rock music. He’s doing a rock version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” It’s a pretty good cover. But Jesse’s problem is that he’s dated–about 20 years too late. SAD TROMBONE. Simon “really really enjoyed the audition.” Sofia wondered about the song. Jesse wanted to sing something more current. But the presentation wasn’t current at all. Howie was bored. Eric wants to hear him sing a rock n roll song. Howie says yes, despite the song choice
From Nashville, Jesse says he’s looking around. Nobody has soul. Hm. He grew up on church music. But he rebelled. He was into being a ROCK STAR in high school. It’s either church or rock n roll his parents said. He left home at 18. He accompanies himself on guitar, while he croons. He’s got a deep voice. Nice phrasing. He reminds me a little of Soundgarden or Pearl Jam. Oh. And American Idol’s Cade Foehner. Heh. He may have some of the same issues as Cade–striking stage presence with vocal limitations. Meghan is pleasantly surprised. She loves his guy liner. Diddy calls him a raw talent. He felt an Elvis vibration from him. Khaled dug it too. “Hallelujah!” he says. “That’s it!” – 3 blue rings!Jesse Challenges Majeste . Their styles aren’t anything alike, but the church backstory resonates for both. James would be a better fit, but he’s a front runner whom the producers surely wants to stick around for awhile.
Jesse Kramer Hallelujah Rock ‘n’ Roll This is the full segment or full performance of this musician on Episode 2.
All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan (Jimi Hendrix version) – He’s a decent guitar player. If this were one of the other shows, he’s probably win the battle. He’s delivering an impassioned performance as well. However, Majeste’s vocals are better and I think that’s gonna count in her favor. He’s sounding pretty garbled here. His first performance was better.
Diddy likes both performances. We want everything, he says. He liked the diversity. He’s torn! Khaled liked that the battle was so mixed up genre wise. Oh. Nobody is picking a side. Interesting. It’s the closest vote of season 2, says Fergie. Jesse Kramer wins the challenge! Majeste Pearson is eliminated. Diddy feels Majeste had too many singing tricks, Jesse more connection. Color me surprised. I really thought Majeste had that.
Jesse Kramer vs Felix Thompson “ Hold On I’m Coming” The Four Season 2
Hold on I’m Coming by Sam and Dave – He left his super religious small town life to become a rock n roll star. Working at a music store, he met a customer who became a mentor. Sadly, he got sick and died. He has his name “Hurt” tattooed on his arm. Well this an interesting song choice for Jesse to garble through. And garble he does! Good guitar player though!
Khaled liked the performance. Can he make records with Felix? He feels like Jesse defended his seat. Diddy appreciates Felix’s showmanship. Sean thinks Jesse needs to show some versatility. It’s “a lot of yelling, a lot of growling,” he says. Indeed! Jesse Kramer wins the challenge. Felix is eliminated.