Viral Sensation Shayy Performs 'Rise Up' On American Idol Finale

Viral Sensation Shayy Performs 'Rise Up' On American Idol Finale

Viral sensation Shayy returns to the American Idol stage for a performance of ‘Rise Up’ with Andra Day.


When we first met Shayy, she moved the judges to tears with her audition. That’s when she shared her overcomer story with the world. Just one year ago, this high school student started to complain of vision problems.

As images started to get blurry, Shayy feared that she would need to get glasses. But after a routine trip to the eye doctor, the family realized this was a much more serious issue. Shayy was rushed to the hospital for an MRI and that is when they discovered a tumor in her brain. After surgery, this young woman was declared legally blind. But she never let that slow her down.

Shayy’s determination to follow her musical dreams brought her all the way to American Idol. This inspiring singer made it all the way to Hollywood before being eliminated. But she remained a favorite among the judges and audience.

For the season finale, Shayy is back on the American Idol stage for an incredible performance of the song that started it all. As she belts out the words to ‘Rise Up,’ Shayy is joined by the original singer, Andra Day. Together, they perform an awe-inspiring version of this smash hit.

This teen has so much talent and it is incredible to see her living out her dreams for the whole world to see. Shayy has certainly had an incredible journey already and it is only the beginner for this rising star.

Today's Devotional

A Prayer for Using Your Spiritual Gifts - Your Daily Prayer - October 20
Any time you take a chance, you can fail. But it’s better to try than to never have anything happen in your life.

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