American Idol: Orlando contestant's song choice questioned by judges
It was an emotional night for the top 15 women on American Idol. Only ten are selected to advance.
Orlando native and senior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School Emily Piriz stunned the crowd with Grace Potter's "Paris (Ooh La La)." The song contains the provocative lyrics, "You got me down on the floor, so what'd you bring me down here for?"
Harry Connick Jr. questioned her song choice. He asked her to recite the first few lines of the song, and it created some awkward moments.
"Is that really what you want to be singing about?" he asked Piriz. "I'm just curious. Is that what you want to do?"
"Grace Potter wrote the song, because it's a woman getting what she wants," Piriz replied. "And this is what I want. I wanted to show that attitude," Piriz said of the performance.
"I was so shocked when I heard him say that. I felt uncomfortable for her," said XL 106.7's Laura Diaz. "It was a very sultry performance."
Diaz said "it was a very sultry performance" but added that Piriz is able to choose whatever song is necessary to win over the crowd.
"She's 18 in a very modern world," said Diaz.
The top male singers will compete on Wednesday's show, which airs on FOX 35 at 8 p.m.
You can listen to Laura Diaz on Johnny's House, which airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on XL 106.7.