Indian-origin singer becomes Katy Perry's 'hero' after American Idol audition

WION Web Team
USA Published: Mar 28, 2018, 08:30 PM(IST)

File photo of Katy Perry and Alyssa Raghunandan. Photograph:( Twitter )

Pop-singer American Idol judge Katy Perry was left mesmerized after one of the contestants, an Indian-origin singer, gave a top-notch performance. 

15-year old Indian origin singer, Alyssa Raghunandan, who hails from Orlando, Florida performed a rendition of Ariana Grande's famous track - Almost Is Never Enough which left the three judges on the show - Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan - completely awestruck. 

The Roar singer even tweeted words of praise for Alyssa. She wrote, "You're my hero," and also tagged her on Twitter. 


Alyssa was given a 'Ticket to Hollywood'. Her performance on YouTube has been liked over 73k times.

Alyssa’s story on the show also featured her father Dennis Raghunandan, who is a single parent.

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