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American Idol’s Emmy Russell Stuns Alongside Wynonna Judd In Loretta Lynn Tribute Duet

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Emmy Russell wasn’t a part of American Idol’s Top 3, but she gave one last series performance as a guest star with the help of Wynonna Judd, and fans can’t stop raving over it.

While Emmy left the competition before the finale on May 19, she was still a major part of the night. The 25-year-old Top 5 finalist took the stage with country music icon Wynonna Judd to sing a mashup of Loretta Lynn’s Coal Miner’s Daughter and Wynonna’s No One Else On Earth.

Emmy Russell is, of course, one of Loretta’s 26 grandchildren, and she already performed Coal Miner’s Daughter in honor of her grandmother earlier this season, but she and Wynonna put an entirely new spin on the classic. Emmy also nailed Wynonna’s 1992 chart-topper with her strong southern vocals.

The singers showed off their duet between performances by the final contestants, Abi Carter, Jack Blocker, and Will Moseley. And they made the crowd go wild while standing hand-in-hand.

“The Legacy continues in the stories sung by amazing ladies! My heart is filled with so much emotion right now! What an honor to see Emmy and Winona sing together! Love “Can” Build A Bridge!” a fan commented under a video of the performance.

“This is pure gold right here both have very unique voices. I loved every minute of this!!!!!” someone gushed. “Fantastic job ladies. Well done!!!”

“This was a beautiful Performance,” wrote another commenter. “Very close to the heart. Thank you for sharing these beautiful songs”

Prior to the American Idol Season 22 finale, Emmy Russell shared a heartfelt message with her fans. In it, she promised her fans that she would continue fighting for her dreams of becoming a star just like her grandmother did.

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