From time to time, an American Idol contestant can have their Kelly Clarkson second the place the judges can not help however rave over the truth that they’ve simply found a star. On March 7, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan skilled such a discovery when Alyssa Wray from Perryville, KY, stepped into the audition room to cowl Jennifer Hudson’s “I Am Altering.” “Lionel, how laborious is that to search out?” Bryan mentioned of Wray’s highly effective voice throughout the audition. “As soon as in a era! You perceive what I am saying?” Richie replied, unable to remain seated in his chair from pleasure. “I am so completely satisfied! . . . How fortunate are we to lastly say we knew you when, and we had one thing to do with it?”
Forward of her audition, Wray defined that she’d at all times felt completely different from these round her. “Rising up, I kinda did at all times stand out,” she mentioned. “I am a 6’2″ Black lady who has an outspoken voice and I’ve simply at all times been colourful and outside-the-box . . . After I was youthful, being completely different felt like a drawback and as I began to become older, I began to make use of what made me completely different and type of make it my superpower.” That superpower earned her three resounding “sure” votes from the judges. With so many fierce opponents this yr demonstrating beautiful vocal expertise, Wray is headed into a decent competitors.
Following the unimaginable audition, the judges continued to reward Wray on Twitter. “U felt like an alien trigger singing on a stage is the place you belong @itsalyssawray,” Perry wrote. “Park your house ship from Perryville and be part of the remainder of us weirdo artists.” Bryan mentioned, “Wow I really feel like I simply turned part of historical past. This lady goes locations.” Richie chimed in so as to add, “You had us out of our seats! @itsalyssawray that’s the way you shut the present!” Try Wray’s astounding audition above.
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