Thursday, March 18, 2010

American Idol Exit Q&A: Joe Munoz on his song choice and rolling with the punches

EW: So you sound pretty blue. Has it been a rough night?
Joe Munoz: Well, it was pretty tough but I guess that’s just part of the whole experience. I’m feeling better now.

You actually performed Jason Mraz’s “You and I Both” to pretty good reviews from the judges. So did you feel confident going into last night’s show?
I was a little nervous because the show is so unpredictable. You don’t really know what’s going to happen. I was preparing myself for whatever would happen.

The judges seemed to be especially harsh this week. Did you talk about that with the other contestants or your roommate?
I was rooming with Jermaine [Sellers]. And, yeah, they were pretty harsh on some people but I think I got good comments. We were just pretty excited to be able to be there and to have the opportunity.

I believe Randy criticized your song choice. Why did you choose “You and I Both”?
I just love that song. I really look up to Jason Mraz. I look up to him as a singer and as a performer. I love the story and I thought it would be a beautiful story to tell.

The other judges had decent things to say. Did that make you feel safe?
They build up your confidence a little bit but it’s not up to them. It’s up to the public. You can never feel totally secure about yourself because it’s up to the votes. America is so unpredictable.

So, what now for you?
I know this sounds so cliché, but I’m going to keep on trying. It’s going to happen. I feel really confident that something good is coming my way. American Idol is such an enormous platform. I never in my life dreamed I would get so much exposure.

Will you be watching the rest of the season or will it be too painful?
No, of course I’ll watch. All my friends are there. I need to support them. I’m going to vote for everyone.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

American Idol Curtain Call interviews: Joe Munoz and Ashley Rodriguez

American Idol Season 9 contestants Joe Munoz and Ashley Rodriguez talk about their biggest surprises and what comes next for them.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Fox NY interviews Janell Wheeler and Joe Munoz

Fox NY interviews American Idol Season 9 contestants Janell Wheeler and Joe Munoz

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Get To Know American Idol's Joe Munoz

American Idol Season 9 semifinalist Jose Munoz hopes to be the first Mexican American Idol. Watch this video to find out what he's afraid of.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Meet American Idol's Jose (Joe) Munoz

Joe Munoz, 20

Hometown: Huntington Park, CA
Currently Resides: Huntington Park, CA
Twitter: @JoseMunoz_ai

Munoz has been singing since age 12. In addition to playing the guitar, he is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Photos 2013 Meet American Idol's Top 24! 2013 Joe Munoz, 20 2013

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shelby Dressel, Aaron Kelly, Ashley Rodriquez, Lee Dewyze, Joe Munoz, Haeley Vaughn & Janell Wheeler perform.

Shelby Dressel, Aaron Kelly, Ashley Rodriquez, Lee Dewyze, Joe Munoz, Haeley Vaughn & Janell Wheeler in American Idol Hollywood Round #3

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