By Jon James

Julia Gagnon of Cumberland is in the top 10, catapulted by a powerful rendition of Zach Bryan’s Something in the Orange.

It came down to the last contestant picked…a little tense, to be sure!

Last night’s American Idol coach, Meghan Trainor, was very helpful with what I thought was great advice.

“Use the mic stand,” she told Julia. “Give ’em heaven arms.”

The song was dedicated to the memory of her fiancé’s nana, who had passed just before Julia left for Los Angeles.

The coaching and the performance are seen in the video below.

At this point, in my humble opinion, Julia has the best chance of the group that’s left of becoming the next American Idol. She embodies everything that defines the word “star.”

By the way, the ones who fell off the radar last night were Jayna Elise and Roman Collins.

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