“American Idol” finalist DeAndre Brackensick is known for his buttery smooth falsetto, but he might have a little bit of competition in that department — not in the form of one of his fellow finalists, but in the form of “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.
After Brackensick kicked off the ’80s-themed Top 8 performance show with a great rendition of DeBarge’s “I Like It,” Seacrest decided to pay tribute to the 17-year-old contestant by impersonating his signature falsetto. (The judges raved about Brackensick’s performance, but Seacrest didn’t get such high marks.)
Brackensick laughs when Zap2it asks him about it backstage after the show. “He kind of got me nervous because he kind of out-showed me a little bit, so I didn’t want people to think anybody can do it,” he jokes.
Don’t worry, there are no hard feelings. “It was okay,” he says with a chuckle. “I loved it.”