Watch Jim Carrey's Baby Girl's 'American Idol' Audition
If you missed it Sunday, a FOX primetime legacy stepped up and made her bid for an at-bat on "American Idol." And while maybe not a spectacular blow-away performance before Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, Jane Carrey made good singing Bonnie Raitt's classic "Something To Talk About" and gets the same big opportunity that helped launch Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and others.
Hmm. "Carrey" . . . "Carrey" . . . wait, "Carrey?" Yep, as in, the spawn of "In Loving Color" alum and Oscar nominee Jim Carrey. The 24-year-old waitress and mother of two's San Diego tryout gave her what has to be the most distinctive "OMG, I met Jennifer Lopez" story of anybody who's probably ever happened across the New York diva.
"I remember you when you were little!" Lopez gushed. "Do you remember me? I was one of the Fly Girls!"
Likewise, that's probably the first time in years Lopez has ever had to forge recognition from someone by saying "I was one of the Fly Girls!"
To Carrey's credit, she could've gone a much easier route trading on her surname than an "American Idol" run if it's a singing career she wants. What's more, it's apparently not some vanity project; she's enjoyed singing and performing from a young age. She's got a decent, sweet voice that apparently showed Tyler, Lopez and Jackson potential. Her performance wasn't exactly a blow-away moment, but one never knows which contestant might pull things together and emerge as a dark horse.
Best of all, she's completely realistic about what sometimes works against her.
"The last name kind of helps and hurts," she said. "I feel like there's this pressure to be better because if I make it somewhere I run the risk of people saying 'Oh, you only got there because of this.' Sometimes that only makes me worse because I'm too nervous to be good."
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