Alyssa Raghunandan Stay
Alyssa Raghu may be just 16, but she went big with her song choices on upcoming episodes of ABC’s “American Idol.”
She will perform Rihanna’s “Stay” on Sunday, and she’s paired with Liverpool musician Banners on Coldplay’s “Yellow” on Monday’s show. Both episodes start at 8 p.m.
“You have to be bold with the choices you make on ‘American Idol.’ You cannot play it safe,” said the sophomore at Lake Nona High School. She is one of the Top 24 on the singing contest.
Of “Stay,” she said: “I really went all out with this performance. I’m excited for you to see it.”
Raghu said it was “incredibly surreal” to perform with Banners. “He’s been around so much in the industry and still has such a great heart,” she said. “He gives great advice. I think we’ve become friends.”
Alyssa Raghu belts Ariana Grande's "Almost Is Never Enough" for her American Idol audition in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Layla Spring, Alyssa Raghu, Trevor McBane & Caleb Hutchinson SLAY
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Viewers reacted to Alyssa Raghunandan Stay
Henrietta Chimere Now this is what I call talented at 15 this young lady is going places!!!! Beautiful voice and look love it
Love Laura When you back up your child with love and support….you get a star that shoots in the air and blessed the world!
Megan Kruse Top 10 for sure! Won’t be surprised at all if she wins. Beautiful voice!
Deborah Faulkner I love Luke and Lionel but I cant stand to even watch this season!!! They are sending people through that completely STINK… It is a complete joke…. We need Simon Back!!!! He was Honest and made the show!!!
Sheryl Vasco Nunez It’s funny how ya’ll expressed how much y’all hated Simon so much when he was on American Idol and that he was brutally honest and mean. Now ya’ll are begging for him to come back. SMH
Nicole M Tackett
Alyssa Raghunandan Stay, well songs are meaningful for all different reasons and everyone has things in life happen to them and nobody should judge anyone else. If you see tears from someone especially if they are singing, there is something that is happening in their life now or in the past making that happen. No ashame to cry. I love her
Jackie Lynch They only let four through so far and already the negativity starts. Alyssa don’t be afraid to block people. U need positive thoughts only. Loved your selection of Wind beneath my Wings.
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