Alyssa Wray opens up American Idol Showstoppers on Sunday night (March 28) with a performance of “I’m Here” from the Broadway musical The Color Purple. The singer is hoping to earn a spot in the Top 24, and eventually the live shows.
“I’m going to be singing a little song about my journey,” the singer tells the judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. She explains that the song is about a girl learning to love herself. And that’s what her story has been about.
In the Showstopper round, the contestants are singing with a full band for the first time in the competition. The 64 contestants will sing their hearts out for a chance at moving on to the next all-important round.
The Perrysville, Kentucky college student dominates the stage with her performance. Will it be enough for the judges to put Alyssa in the Top 24?
American Idol airs Sunday and Monday at 8 pm ET on ABC.