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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