So Jimmy Iovine had positive reviews for you but said he didn’t want to make it "Sister Act 3." What does that mean?
I honestly don’t know what that means. I was trying to figure it out the whole show, like, what is he talking about? I didn’t know what it means, I even asked Adam who was standing next to me, I don’t know. But the feedback from Jimmy was very good. I listen to constructive criticism, I listen to good criticism, bad criticism, because it all just helps shape me becoming a better artist.
Is seemed to involve church.
Probably so. I can be a little churchy at some times, but I don't think America's seen the other side of me. I can tone it down a little bit and just sing.
What’s the other side of you?
Just being low key, not all the screaming and the high notes, just singing a nice melody.
What kind of music can we expect from you?
A soulful pop. I’m like a male version of Christina Aguilera. I’ve been telling this to everybody all night.
What’s the biggest challenge for you, being a part of this right now?
The biggest challenge would probably have to be being shaped and molded into what America wants me to be. Because I know it's not just about me. It's about the fans and everybody else. So probably just becoming a better artist for them.
What do you think about them calling you Man-tasia?
Oh, it’s the biggest compliment anyone has ever gave me. She’s an amazing singer, my favorite singer. So them telling me "Man-tasia" is crazy.
If you had to do a duet, what would be the song and with whom would you sing?
"I Believe" by Fantasia Barrino. With Fantasia Barrino. She’s my favorite artist ever. She sings from her soul and where she comes from inspires me.
Have you overcome any obstacles?
Anxiety. I'm claustrophobic. I couldn’t get on the airplane and I almost got off on my way here, so probably that.