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.