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Taylor's Latest YouTube Pick of the Week

Taylor's YouTube Pick of the Week is "In the Ghetto" from American Idol:

The week before Elvis week Chris Daughtry and I were discussing song choices with Simon Cowell during the end of the show. Now that was totally against the rules, but that was a way to get a word in with the judges before u performed that week. That was the format of the show. The Judges would come up sometimes and congratulate us. That's when u could talk to them..Simon said "In the Ghetto" was one of his favorites so I took that song and musically arranged it where it grooved more... Think Donny Hathaway.... Needless to say I was moving on that week.

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Comment by Taylorwow on March 19, 2012 at 6:12pm

Perhaps my favorite Taylor moment!  I recall commentators saying that that performance was the defining moment ot American Idol that year.  Randy was right--that is completely Taylor's vibe.

Comment by Vickie on March 16, 2012 at 8:36am

I loved everything you did on Idol! And was that Brian I see out in the audience? :)

Comment by Rhonda on March 16, 2012 at 12:52am

Well that was the performance that sealed the deal for me to become a Soul Patroller.  I figured anyone who could sing Elvis like that deserved my attention-LOL!!

great stuff!!!!!!!!  Thanks Taylor!

Comment by vicki minger on March 15, 2012 at 10:51pm

Taylor, I really don't know if you can possibly understand how much you impact peoples lives.  Enuf said.

Comment by acaroleinfl on March 15, 2012 at 7:32pm

I'm so glad your were on Idol. Otherwise, when would I have found your great voice. Looking forward to bigger and better things.

 

Comment by Dee on March 15, 2012 at 6:37pm

So much better than anyone on Idol this year!

Comment by LaurenSilk on March 15, 2012 at 4:37pm

This was my favorite of all the performances. I was transfixed! Thanks for the uplifting reminder of your journey.

Comment by Tish Pomykal on March 15, 2012 at 4:21pm

It was brilliant! :)

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