American Idol kicked off on Sunday night (March 3), and right off the bat, Myra Tran impressed all three judges with her spectacular vocals.
Myra, who is 19 years old, hails from Vietnam and has been in the U.S. for only one year before getting her shot on Idol.
“When I was a little kid, my dream has been being able to sing in front of the ‘American Idol’ audience. I cannot believe that I can have a chance right now,” Myra said before introducing her audition song, “One Night Only” by Jennifer Hudson.
As soon as Myra, dressed in a black suit, opened her mouth, the judges were floored. Katy had a look of shock, Luke could do nothing but smile and Lionel threw his hands up in the air in awe of this young singer. Following Myra’s performance the judges high-fived each other with excitement.
Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan had nothing but praise for the 19-year-old with Luke putting Myra on the level of Kelly Clarkson.
“I mean you’re up there with the Kelly Clarkson’s of the world. That’s the only way I can say it, “Luke said.
“You just need to keep signing because I thin if you keep singing you are really going to connect with people,” Katy added. “I think music transcends language barriers and you just showed us that.”
“There is nothing to compare you to,” Lionel said. You have stepped into a zone that’s yours. All I want you to do from now on is rule your zone. Because you are going places.”
“You’re going to Hollywood,” all three judges revealed. And with that, Myra was on her way.