Watch Malaya Watson Sing “The Long and Winding Road” in American Idol 2014 Top 9 — March 26, 2014
Well, we made it AmericanIdol fans. We’ve officially arrived at the single digits for Season 13! Last week, we watched as the country said goodbye to MK Nobilette after she failed to overcome stage fright and deliver superstar performances. It was a hard hit, that’s for sure — not just because MK was talented, but because she made history as the show’s first openly gay contestant ever.
While it was tough to see her go, the show must go on! Tonight (March 26), the remaining 9 contenders will perform songs to the theme of “I’m With the Band.” They’ve been tasked with taking on tunes by rock royalty, as the live Idol band plays in the background.
Next to take the stage is Malaya Watson, who — at only 16 years old — continues to deliver vocals that are far beyond her years. She proves her talent once again by taking on the classic “The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles.
“Gosh, that was beautiful,” says Keith. “You really chose a performance that shows us your voice. Your vibrator is so beautiful. That performance really showed me your spirit.”
Do you think Malaya deserves to make it to the Top 8? Sound off in the comments!