Watch ‘American Idol’ Alum Jax and Postmodern Jukebox Cover Wheatus – Billboard


American Idol Season 14 alum Jax makes her Postmodern Jukebox debut in a retro cover of the 2000 Wheatus hit, “Teenage Dirtbag.”

The East Brunswick, New Jersey, resident re-interprets the song in the style of Janis Joplin, mixing in snippets of “Piece of My Heart,” a song she performed with Idol judge Steven Tyler on the show’s finale, before the song’s chorus. She especially has fun singing the lyrics, “listen to Iron Maiden, baby” with her signature jazz tones.

“The combination of its lyrical storyline and the Janis Joplin classic rock sound makes for a particularly interesting juxtaposition,” writes PMJ leader Scott Bradlee on the group’s website. “Jax is clearly no stranger to Joplin’s music, either. Her singing connects seamlessly to the lyrics here; vulnerable at some points, and defiantly soaring at others.”

Bradlee heaped praise on the 20-year old singer, who…



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