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'American Idol' Contestant Brings Katy Perry to Tears with Incredible Profession of Faith

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One thing talent shows never fail to provide is a reason to pull out the tissues and root for the underdog. Move over, “America’s Got Talent.” Hold the microphone, “The Voice.”

“American Idol” is back and we can’t stop bawling over these amazing stories the contestants are sharing with America.

Last week we saw Luke Bryan get up and sing alongside contestant Ethan Payne. Their backstory is one to remember.

Now it’s Katy Perry’s turn to get goosebumps because Kalifa Wilson, who goes by the name “Kai the Singer,” has a story that reminds Perry of her own upbringing.

In a 2018 interview, Perry talked with CBN about brokenness and how it led her to open up to “a greater, higher power.”

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“It gave me a new foundation. It’s not just a material foundation: it’s a soul foundation,” she said.

 

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While Perry’s music and brand are certainly on the secular side of things, there seems to be more to Perry than meets the common eye.

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Her reaction to Wilson’s story and audition only shows Perry’s heart as she talks about where she came from and how it changed her life.

“When I was 13, the church bought me a guitar,” Perry said. She went on to tell Wilson how much she related to the 19-year-old’s backstory.

Wilson has grown up in shelters and even said that her family was once homeless and lived in a car. Her family still struggles to make ends meet and she doesn’t even have a bed.

Through it all, the “American Idol” hopeful has kept a positive attitude and remained strong in her faith, thanking God for her place in life.

Wilson said it was because of her church she was even able to audition for the show. Much like Perry, Wilson’s church gave her the guitar she holds in her hands.

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Watch as she shares her incredible voice and story. Though her nerves get the best of her in the beginning, Wilson slays it in the end.

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What an incredible journey she has had with more good things to come, we’re sure. We can’t wait to see what she sings next.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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