The judges said Malea Emma was adorable at first, but they were utterly amazed when she opened her mouth and started singing.
The wonderful “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States, was performed at the start of Season 17 of American Idol when it made its long-awaited comeback.
But the selection of a performer wasn’t totally anticipated. The judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan, stood to their feet and put their hands over their hearts when a tiny seven-year-old child entered the stage.
Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja gained online stardom after singing the American National Anthem at a Major League Soccer match in September 2018. After competing on Instagram against hundreds of other users, Malea Emma was awarded the chance.
The girl’s loud voice, coming from such a small frame, amazed everyone present at the soccer game. Following her performance, Malea Emma was requested to participate in a David Muir interview that day on ABC World News.
As a result, she received an invitation from host Ryan Seacrest to take part in his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Ryan also decided to call the American Idol producers and let them know about this youngster problem.
The producers of American Idol sent Malea Emma and her parents to Idaho so they could perform for the judges at the show’s season premiere. Although the judges thought the little girl was quite adorable, they were amazed when she opened her mouth and started singing the National Anthem. The judges’ lips dropped to the floor as soon as the diminutive performer’s confident, the wonderful voice began to boom out.
Little Malea Emma, who was dressed in a pretty flowery dress and a pink jacket, stood in front of them with assurance. It was clear that this was not her first time performing in front of a crowd.
She loudly sang the challenging song, even managing the high notes near the end. In contrast to other children her age, Malea Emma had a voice that was flawless and under excellent control. She also added some magnificent falsetto notes and a creative ending to the well-known song.
Luke Bryan, the judge, yelled, “A seven-year-old is outsinging us.” The judges were so ecstatic that they handed the girl a Golden Ticket, which would transport her immediately to Hollywood in 2027, given that the minimal participant age for American Idol is 15.
Malea Emma, who is only seven years old, is on course to become an incredibly talented vocalist and already has a Golden Ticket in her pocket. Without a doubt, this girl was meant to sing!
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