Cristabel Clack Blows Away ‘American Idol’ Judges With ‘If I Ain’t Got You’
Cristabel Clack, a 29-year-old worship leader who hails from San Antonio, Texas, made her hometown proud tonight (Jan. 30) with her stunning âAmerican Idolâ audition. Her blowaway performance of Alicia Keysâ âIf I Ainât Got Youâ captured the attention â and quite possibly the hearts â of all four judges.
Clackâs family is extremely important to her, but her devotion to her husband of seven years and their three children hasnât distracted her from pursuing her passion. In fact, their unfailing love and support was a huge driving force behind her appearance on âIdol.â Her rendition of the catchy R&B tune showcased powerful vocals with a soulful spirit to match.
âI loved that you put your own little runs at the end of some of the phrases â¦ It was beautiful to listen to,â commented Keith Urban. Mariah Carey was quick to agree. âItâs obvious that youâre a real singer. You just sang the song how you felt it. I know you, I get you, I love you,â she said.
âNice choices – some of those choices you made different from her and I still enjoyed it. I may have enjoyed some of your choices even better,â praised Nicki Minaj, comparing her take on the song to Keys’ original version.
It was a unanimous and emphatic âyes!â from the panelists, so be sure to keep an eye out for Clack. She just might be the next âAmerican Idol.â