Singers Willie Spence and Kya Moneé walked onto the “American Idol” stage together a few weeks ago and captured the room instantly.
Hailing from Douglas, Georgia, and Austin, Texas, respectively, Willie and Kya took on a stunning cover of “Stay” by Rihanna — and the judges couldn’t believe their ears!
Walking in unassumingly, Kya and Willie reintroduced themselves to the celebrity judges and coolly eased into their performance. The second the notes began flowing out of their powerful vocal cords, their “unassuming” vibes quickly transformed into major star power.
The duo’s gorgeous voices meshed into one glorious sound, navigating complex harmonies with skillful precision and filling every heart in the room with chills — the judges’ most of all!
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Receiving a tearful standing ovation before the song was even over, Willie and Kya clearly held the entire show in the palm of their hands.
“I’m telling you, that was divine,” Lionel Richie instantly said. “That was an experience.”
Having already heard the pair in auditions, Luke Bryan added, “What a combination. I saw this combination when we put it on the board yesterday, and I thought about it over my morning coffee waiting for this moment.”
The two future stars definitely did not disappoint!
As Katy Perry looked on in tears, the three judges had no hesitations about their next move. “The two of you fractured us. I can’t tell you how proud I am of you,” Richie said. “You both are going through with flying colors.”
Congratulations, Willie and Kya! We can’t wait to see what incredible musical feats are still to come from you!
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