Mom’s Inspiring Words Push This Young Singer To Pursue Her Dreams On “American Idol.”

Woman named Carly Moffa sings on "American Idol" and she plays the guitar.

All her life, Carly Moffa was never quite able to fit in like she wanted. Describing herself as a mess, she said that her Mom has always been her biggest supporter. Even when Carly felt as though she should hide her personality, her Mom encouraged her to be herself. This mindset is something she carries over into her performances as a singer on stage.


But things took a turn for the worst when her Mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). This made Carly more determined than ever to pursuit her dreams while her Mom was still around to see them come true. That’s why, on Season 16 of “American Idol,” she auditioned with an original song called “I’d Let the Lion Out.”

This song, Carly said, was one she wrote at 2 a.m. when her Mom was having a rough night. It’s all about exactly what her Mom has always taught her: to not be afraid to be herself. And in doing so, she won over the judges with her voice, something that is just as unique as her personality!

Watch Carly be herself in her “American Idol” performance in the video below.

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