Okay, y’all! Consider this your fair warning that you’re going to want a box of tissues after watching this American Idol audition.
When Kelsie Dolin from West Virginia stood in front of Lionel Richie, Katy Perryand Luke Bryan for her audition, she brought Lionel to tears. Considering that it was her first time singing in front of an audience ever, we’d like to think that reaction is even better than the applause she received from all three judges.
We’re first introduced to Kelsie as she explains how an ad kept popping up about American Idol auditions. Since her grandmother passed away due to COVID, she wanted to finally share the gift her grandmother always knew she had: her voice. Her first song choice was a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece.”
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But, it was her second song that brought the water works. Katy wanted to see “just a little bit more power,” so that’s just what Kelsie did when she sang Adele’s “When We Were Young.” As Katy empowered her to give it her all, it was obvious that Lionel Richie was starting to get emotional from her performance.
The “Say You, Say Me” singer admitted, “This is the only person who has walked in here and messed me up completely.” He later went on to say, “If we could give you a hug a day to just let you know how beautiful you are, you would understand why we’re crying.”
After a performance that touched each judge, it’s not surprising to see that Kelsie is going to Hollywood and fans are already loving her. People left sweet comments for the young talent like:
- “What a pure soul. Really hope she builds lifelong friendships and confidence despite however far she goes 🙌🏽”
- “I could listen to her voice for YEARSSS… She has it for sure, she’s Top 9 Easily.”
- “This girl literally has me in tears. Like balling. Her soul is so sweet & her voice touched me in such a heartwarming yet piercing way. Her poise & eye contact is unmatched. I think the fact that she was simply herself is what really does it for you. Go Kelsie! I hope you go far, honey! “
Now, please excuse us while we grab some more tissues!
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