Tristan McIntosh won over the American Idol audience with her first audition in front of the panel of celebrity judges. All it took was Tristan, a piano, and the stunning lyrics of Mickey Guyton’s “Why Baby Why” to make her a fast favorite, even earning her comparisons to Alicia Keys.
Though Tristan has hit a few stumbling blocks over the last few weeks, trying to dabble slightly outside the box that America was served up as a beautifully wrapped gift upon meeting her, last night we witnessed redemption. Performing Vince Gill‘s emotional “Go Rest High On That Mountain“, Tristan, again with just a piano and stunning lyrics, reminded America why she received a golden ticket to Hollywood and is still in the running to be crowned the series’ final champion.
Watch Tristan McIntosh perform “Go Rest High On That Mountain”: