Sure, it’s impressive to see 15- and 16-year-olds have these massive voices and talent. But we also like some of the 25+ crowd who can bring it (and usually with more gravitas). Case in point: Erika Van Pelt, who auditioned for “American Idol” with Carole King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”

It was gorgeous. Erika has more than a little Carole King in her voice and we agree with Randy when he said, “This is how you do it. I love that you got this low alto, this low tone. Oh my god, all the turns, the phrases.”

J.Lo and Steven also liked her whole persona. Steven called her “very sexy, very sure of yourself” and J.Lo added, “The voice matches her and it kind of all works together.”

We hope to see a lot more of her moving forward.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."