“American Idol”: Judges Brought To Tears By Inspiring Young Singer

Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were brought to tears during the season 17 premiere ofAmerican Idolon ABC Sunday. The moment took place when 19-year-old Kai the Singer shared her emotional backstory. "I grew up kinda rough, but I wouldn't consider it rough," Kai explained in a pretaped package. "My whole childhood, we were in and out of shelters and hotels, we were even homeless once and living in the car. But I thank God for the car." While Kai kicked things off with a shaky rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” the judges saw she was letting the nerves get the best of her and asked her to sing a second song. She then sat at the piano and performed a beautiful rendition of "My Girl" by The Temptations that blew the judges away.

 
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