'You just saw Beyoncé get born': 'Idol' contestant has all three judges astounded

Amazing singers continued to impress the judges on American Idol Sunday, but it was the final audition of the night that had all three judges completely in awe.

18-year-old Alyssa Wray's performance of Jennifer Hudson's version of "I Am Changing" was so powerful, that Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan gave her a standing ovation before she was even finished. In fact, following Wray's performance, Richie exclaimed "I'm so happy," before asking his fellow judges, "Did you just hear what I heard?"

Meanwhile, Perry was so confident that Wray might be the next star to come out of American Idol, that she needed to make sure she looked good in the clip, in case it's shown for years to come.

"How lucky are we to finally say, 'We knew you when,' and we had something to do with it," said Richie.

Wray of course got three yeses and a ticket to Hollywood, but only time will tell if Wray really is the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or Jennifer Hudson. However, based on the viewers' reactions, which were filled with amazement, Wray looks like she may be the one to watch this season.

"How cool is it to be in the room with that? You just saw Beyoncé get born," concluded Bryan.

Video Transcript

- (SINGING) I am changing. I'm getting my life together now. I am changing.

KYLIE MAR: Amazing singers continued to impress the judges on "American Idol" Sunday, but it was the final audition of the night that had all three judges completely in awe.

- (SINGING) I'll change my life. I'll make [INAUDIBLE].

KYLIE MAR: 18-year-old Alyssa Ray's performance of "I Am Changing" was so powerful that Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan gave her a standing ovation before she was even finished.

- Oh, I'm so happy. I'm so happy. Did you just hear what I heard?

KYLIE MAR: And Katy was so confident that Alyssa might be the next star to come out of "American Idol" that she needed to make sure she looked good in the clip, which might be shown for years to come.

- Just want to touch my makeup up.

- Oh.

- Because this moment, when it goes down in history, I want to be looking my best as well.

KYLIE MAR: Alyssa obviously got her ticket to Hollywood, but only time will tell if Alyssa is the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, or Jennifer Hudson. However, based on the viewer's reactions, which were filled with amazement, Alyssa looks like she may be the one to watch this season.

- How lucky are we to finally say we knew you when--

- Yes.

- --and we had something to do with it.

- How cool is it to be in the room with that? You just saw Beyonce get born.

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