Exit Interviews with Jonathan Estes: Junior DeVeaux

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Junior DeVeaux’s performance of Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” during Royalty Night is probably the most memorable performance of this season.  Junior should have gone home that night but his performance earned him the judges’ save.  Last week he was voted out, falling short of the Top Three. He made it pretty far for someone who didn’t want to audition in the first place.    

Jonathan:  How was your experience in Spotlight? And what performance was your favorite?

Junior:  My experience in spotlight was great. I didn’t want to do it at first, because I am not the singer I use to be, I was not as dedicated to singing anymore as I was with football. But the judges finally convinced me to, so I did and I have enjoyed the competition. I never thought I would meet such great people but everyone was great and very talented. My favorite performance is a toss-up between my duet with Christin Rottenberger singing “Mine” by Beyonce, or my Michael Jackson performance.

Jonathan:  What was the hardest thing to overcome about Spotlight?

Junior:  Hmm that’s a tough one; I guess the hardest thing was just trying to top my last performance. I made it a little tough for myself and felt like each time they was expecting something different so that’s what I did.

Jonathan: What were your strategies in picking your songs?

Junior:  It was hard choosing songs that would fit my style, but I just tried to pick a song that I was comfortable with and make it my own.

-Jonathan Estes, Spotlight Crew Member.  Additional writing by Jonathan Lawson