It’s every “American Idol” contestant’s nightmare: Nothing comes out when you open your mouth to sing.
It happened to Mionne Destiny, who hails from Chicago and lives in Atlanta, during practice for her solo performance in Wednesday’s episode.
“I’ve never been scared in this whole experience. I am terrified,” Destiny said.
She sang “Chains” by Nick Jonas. Judge Keith Urban noted that her voice got “behind the 8 ball.”
After the solo performances, Destiny and the 74 other contestants were divided into three rooms as they awaited the judges’ verdict.
Chicago singer-songwriter Manny Torres and Geneva ice cream scooper Kayla Mickelsen made the cut for the top 51, though their performances were not shown Wednesday. Mickelsen tweeted that she sang “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities. It appears Destiny made it as well, according to an “Idol” spoiler blog.
“Idol” is expected to reveal the top 24 singers after the contestants perform in front of a live audience in Thursday’s episode.
The show, which is in its 15th and final season, airs 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox.