Fil-Am Malaya Watson was able to escape her elimination in American Idol season 13.
Following her rendition of Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby," the 16-year-old singer landed in the bottom 3 along with Kristen O'Connor and MK Nobilette during the American Idol results show last February 27 (February 28 in Manila).
However, Watson of Southfield, Michigan was saved from the elimination as Kristen O'Connor was the one chosen to be sent home.
Her performance of "Runaway Baby" drew mixed emotions from judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
But Jennifer Lopez surely gave the right words of encouragement to the aspiring singer saying, “It wasn’t your best vocal performance, we know you can blow, at the end it went off the rails. But for me this was just one performance, you’re a contender baby.”
Malaya is the only remaining Filipino contestant in the show. And as the competition goes on, the going gets tough, let us all hope and pray that she'll be able to make it to the top!
Just in case you missed her "Runaway Baby" performance, you can watch it here!
Best of luck, Malaya! We're rooting for you!
Show Malaya your support! Leave a comment below!