Another Filipino is braving the global spotlight and making us proud!
Malaya Watson, a Filipino American singing aspirant from Southfield, Michigan is one of the top 13 finalists of American Idol season 13.
Sixteen year old Malaya was announced to have placed in the final 13 on the 21st of February, Friday.
Malaya won the judges over with her perky personality and a laudable rendition of “Hard Times,” originally sung by Ray Charles. American Idol viewers agree with the judges as she was voted as one of the top 5 female contestants and consequently into the magic 13.
Like her Filipino predecessors in American idol, she stressed that she’s also in the competition to represent the Philippines.
If you haven't seen her promising performance, you can watch it here!
Congratulations, Malaya Watson!
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