Copyright © 2021 The Recap Group. All rights reserved.

SNEAK PEEK: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Reveals The HEARTBREAKING Reason She Doesn’t Perform

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Demi Rae American Idol

In a sneak peek from this Sunday’s new episode of American Idol, the judges are blown away by contestant Demi Rae’s talent. When she reveals why she hasn’t pursued a music career, they have the perfect response.


Check out Demi’s amazing audition below, and see the words of wisdom judge Katy Perry chose to share with her after the performance.

Demi Rae Auditions For ‘American Idol’

At the start of her audition, 26-year-old Demi Rae showed the judges a storybook she made when she 9 years old in which she shares her dream of performing on American Idol.

She reveals that she got her love of music from her father, a dance instructor. However, Demi also shares that her dad was in and out of jail when he was growing up. Eventually, he turned his life around and was there for her more.


RELATED: AMERICAN IDOL: AFTER LEAVING ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND THIS SINGER BEGINS A NEW JOURNEY

Demi performed “Mad at You” by Noah Cyrus for her audition. The judges were impressed by her voice, with Katy Perry asking if she’s ever “professionally pursued” singing.

Demi replied that she hadn’t, explaining that she gets “really insecure,” because she doesn’t “look like the other girls.” She added that she gets “anxiety” from social media.


Katy Perry Gives Demi Rae A Pep Talk

“There’s probably not someone that looks like you because you’re supposed to be the one that looks like you,” Katy told Demi. “That influences all the girls that look like you that don’t feel like they look like anyone else.”

RELATED: WHY MAREN MORRIS IS GLAD ‘THE VOICE’ AND ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ REJECTED HER

She joked that it sounded like a “tongue twister,” but Demi said she understood. Katy then added, “There’s a million girls watching the television going, ‘Oh my God, I’m just like her.’ And you’re gonna be that one.”

Demi was moved by Katy’s words, as well as praise from fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. She ended up making it through to Hollywood, with Katy hiding her golden ticket in her childhood book.

See Demi on American Idol this Sunday at 8/7c on ABC.

Let us know what you feel about this article
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0

About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

Talent Recap Comment Policy

What do you think? We welcome your insight and opinions, but keep them clean! Comments are monitored, and abusive content will be removed.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
Your email address will not be published. We use this field to verify if the person is not a bot and won’t leave spam comments on the website.
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Subscribe for Latest Update!
Join the Fun!!

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x