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Blind Contestant Shayla Winn Brings Lionel Richie to Tears During “American Idol” Audition

Shayla Winn sings Andra Day Rise Up as Lionel Richie cries

Every so often a really inspiring story comes along on the reality competition series Amercian Idol. This season, Shayla Winn—who goes by Shayy— is that inspiration. Pronounced legally blind a year ago, the 17-year-old didn’t let that stop her from giving the performance of a lifetime. Shayy introduced herself to judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry … Read more