Fil-Am Malaya Watson Impresses Judges on American Idol Auditions (Performance Video)

After the success of Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez on American Idol, another Fil-Am girl from Southfield, Michigan, she is Malaya Watson has impressed the American Idol judges during her auditions.

The 16-year-old with Filipino roots contestant has now secured a “golden ticket” to Hollywood after her performance which amazed the judges of American Idol.

Malaya Watson Performance Video on American Idol Auditions

Malaya Watson sang “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin as her audition’s song.

Check out the performance video of Watson below:


Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges of American Idol describes Watson as “Amazing” and even compared her to a young Michael Jackson.

 Also watch the video below of Malaya Watson “Road to Hollywood American Idol.”


According to Watson that during her auditions, she was so nervous at first but later she got comfortable and was happy that the three judges were happy with her performance.

The sixteen-year-old Malaya Watson is a tuba player for a high school marching band who successfully impressed the judges of American Idol Season XIII.

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