SALT LAKE CITY — Utah contestant Ashley Hess continues to impress on “American Idol.”
Hess, a former student of Utah Valley University, advanced to the top 14 in the competition show after singing with Jason Mraz on Sunday night’s episode.
The 27-year-old singer from California and Mraz collaborated for “I’m Yours,” which was one of her favorite songs during high school.
“I remember being in high school just listening to this song and like driving around,” Hess said. “It’s just like such a feel-good song.”
Watch the duet below.
The two competed against nine other top-20 contestants on the All-Star Duets episode of “American Idol” with their duet. Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan agreed Hess’ performance was top level.
Hess admitted she was surprised to receive the “opportunity of a lifetime” to perform with Mraz.
Top 14...TOP FREAKING 14?!? WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HECK YOU GUYS I don’t know what to say except thank you @AmericanIdol and THANK YOU @jason_mraz for the opportunity of a lifetime. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NzYYq1sZlN— Ashley Hess (@ashleyhessmusic) April 8, 2019
"Your voice was pristine, and the two of you together were just locked,” Richie said. “It was amazing.”
Hess moves onto the top 14 episode of “American Idol,” which airs next Sunday at 7 p.m.
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