Jacob Lusk


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VIDEO: American Idol's End-on-the-Title Montage

There are many trends to exploit from the past season of American Idol: Randy Jackson's constant refrain, "In it to win it!"; Jennifer Lopez's vague compliments that could be applied to any contestant, regardless of who they are or what they did (never forget: "Do you watch rap?")...
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American Idol Finale: Will Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina Take the Season 10 Title?

Seventeen-year-old Scotty McCreery and 16-year-old Lauren Alaina both love country and are still under the legal voting age, but that's where the similarities end for American Idol's Season 10 finalists. Scotty has had the confidence (and the camera mugging skills) of a seasoned performer from the start, while Lauren's nerves have gotten the best of her on multiple occasions. Scotty has never hit the bottom two, but Lauren saw her fate flash before her eyes the night Jacob Lusk got the boot. The big question is how will these two measure up when America finally picks a winner? Going into Tuesday's performance round, we looked at three of the most important Idol components: song choice, stage presence and vocals, to see just how Lauren and Scotty stack up...read more

VIDEO: American Idol's Jacob Lusk Discusses Outpouring Emotions and Diva Tendencies

Emoting can be a 24/7 job, especially for a soul singer such as American Idol's recently eliminated contestant Jacob Lusk.

"I don't know when to turn it off and on ... I wear my emotions on my sleeve," he tells TVGuide.com. Despite that, he was able to hold it together for our interview, in which he told us that he embraces comparisons to gay icon Sylvester, as well as the "diva" label — to a point...
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Backstage With the 'American Idol' Top 11: The Guys Discuss Their Motown Week Performances
IDOL's Jacob: People want music they can make babies to again
Jacob Lusk Visits 'The Seven'
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Year Title Description
2011 Access Hollywood: Episode Episode, Performer
2011 Regis and Kelly: Episode
Season 23, Episode 177
Episode, Performer
2002 American Idol TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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American Idol's Jacob Lusk: "I Take Full Responsibility For My Choices"

Jacob Lusk made it all the way to American Idol's fifth place, but it was no easy road. The 23-year-old spa concierge from Compton, California, struggled to find his footing doing live performances on the Idol stage after wowing the judges early on with his off-the-charts Hollywood Week audition, "God Bless The Child." 

Lusk knew he was in serious trouble Wednesday night after making song choices — like "No Air" — that were outside his R&B comfort zone. But he's not blaming anyone, including record mogul Jimmy Iovine, for pushing him in different directions. "I take full responsibility for my choices," says Lusk. "I messed up. Nobody else did"...
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American Idol Backstage Report: Jacob's Last Hurrah

When the cameras stopped rolling on Thursday night's American Idol, eliminated contestant Jacob Lusk was just getting started. He took the audience to church, belting out nothing but a joyful chorus. Still singing, he locked arms with Steven Tyler, who joined him on stage in an impromptu dance. Then he switched partners and did a jig with Randy Jackson. Jennifer Lopez gave him a big hug...
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Watercooler: Idol May Be Out of Lusk

Pack your bags, kid.

Last night, the final five took the American Idol stage and it became clear about 10 minutes into the night that Jacob Lusk wasn't so much in it to win it as he was out to hurt our ears.

Faced with handling two songs each—as Seacrest vaguely explained, one from ...
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American Idol Top 6 to Duet on Performance Night — Our Dream Pairings!

Although American Idol has waited until the Top 4 to pair up the finalists for the last two seasons, but this year the remaining six finalists will duet on Carole King night, Entertainment Weekly reports. After weeks of Scotty sticking closely to his country roots and Jacob refusing to restrain himself on any of the high notes, it's about time these Idol hopefuls paired up and learned a little something from each other (especially since the judges remain so tight-lipped on giving any advice whatsoever).  We provide our dream pairings and what the final six will hopefully take away from having to... read more

American Idol Backstage Report: Jacob Lusk on the Hot Seat

American Idol's gospel-belting Jacob Lusk escaped the hot seat Thursday night. But he's still in a very uncomfortable position: Lusk is caught between judge Randy Jackson, who continually tells him to "put the pedal down," and record mogul Jimmy Iovine, who wants Lusk to tone down his sometimes over-the-top singing style...
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