You guys, how cute is Malaya Watson?! The American Idol contestant completely dominated the stage on Wednesday night with her performance of Tamela Mann's “Take Me To The King,” even giving Jennifer Lopez goose bumps!
Chelsea Briggs caught up with Malaya backstage following her performance to talk about her mindset, getting a standing ovation from the judges and her biggest insecurity!
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16-year-old Malaya has been a total powerhouse in the competition, showing off her incredible range with each performance. But it was her rendition of “Take Me To The King” that really left an impression on the judges, giving Jennifer goose bumps! “It’s a gift that somebody that’s been in the business forever gets goose bumps… it’s amazing,” she said. “And to get that standing ovation and that feeling is just, ‘I did it. I did it good.’”
You can find out if Malaya’s performance was enough to move her on to next week by watching the results show TONIGHT on Fox at 8 PM!
Do you think Malaya could be the next American Idol?