15-Year-Old With Cystic Fibrosis Channels Strength To Earn Golden Ticket

15-Year-Old With Cystic Fibrosis Channels Strength To Earn Golden Ticket

Brianna Collichio, a 15-year-old with cystic fibrosis, overcomes the odds to earn her ticket to Hollywood on American Idol. Before her audition, we learned that this teen has already battled so much just to be standing here today.

Brianna shared that she was born with cystic fibrosis and that can cause her to be prone to lung infections. “The life expectancy for cystic fibrosis is maybe 36. But, it doesn’t defeat me. It doesn’t define me.”

But music has always been the one constant that gives Brianna hope and joy. After her sister posted a TikTok video online of Brianna’s singing, she agreed to audition for American Idol. But sadly, Brianna ended up collapsing the night before her audition and had to be rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, she was able to reschedule and she’s ready to impress the judges.

“I have faith. If I didn’t have faith, I wouldn’t be here right now.” And she’s going to show them all of her strength with the inspiring words of ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ from Alessia Cara.

“And you don't have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful
We're stars and we're beautiful”

After the performance, all three of the judges were in awe of her talent and inspiring story. Katy said, “You’re the walking miracle. You give people hope and people need a lot of hope right now.”

Brianna easily earned her golden ticket to Hollywood and we will be able to see this incredible teen on an even bigger stage.

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