American Idol: Maddie Zahm’s Strong Performance Of Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ Earns Hollywood Spot

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AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

Last of the night is Maddie Zahm, 19, who performed and played Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” on American Idol for her audition. Maddie, from Boise, Idaho, works with special needs people and her best friend is Marcus who joined her for her audition. Maddie talked about gaining a lot of weight in high school when she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormone imbalance.

Maddie says the weight gain hurt her confidence, so much so that she stopped singing in front of people. But when she became a music teacher and started working with kids with autism, she says, ‘It changed my life” and gave her the confidence to sing again.

Maddie also sang with Marcus following her audition. Lionel Richie said she has great potential. Luke Bryan said to let it fly out as she gets a little timid. Katy Perry loved the performance. All judges gave her a “Yes” and sent her off to Hollywood.

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American Idol will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic, as it premieres its first season at its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom.

When American Idol debuted in the U.S., the series revolutionized television, pioneering the reality-competition genre and holding an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade. The series also ushered in second-screen audience participation, being the first to introduce text-based and mobile voting. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 53 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience of over 460 million across 53 countries. To date, American Idol has earned 57 Emmy nominations and eight wins.


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