Artist Spotlight: Jena Irene Asciutto
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Name: Jena Irene Asciutto
Sound: Polished pop/rock with strong vocals
History: Asciutto’s name sounds familiar because she was the runner-up on the 2014 season of “American Idol.” After her “Idol” tour, the Farmington Hills native grew up a bit, adding a hipper edge to her sound (and adding a few tattoos to her look).
Future: Her new EP, “Innocence,” comes out April 22.
Next up: Asciutto headlines Thursday at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan in Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. and 21 and older are welcome. She also plays the Loft in Lansing on Friday in support of Vandalay, which is celebrating the release of its new album “Flicker.”