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WATCH: Perryville’s Alyssa Wray may have had the American Idol audition of the year

Alyssa Wray on American Idol
ABC/Christopher Willard

Alyssa Wray on American Idol

ABC/Christopher Willard

We already saw Alex Miller turn Luke Bryan into a giddy fanboy; now we have Boyle County’s own Alyssa Wray compelling the American Idol judges out of their seats during her audition Sunday night, when she absolutely meteored Jennifer Hudson’s “I Am Changing.”

The Perryville native about broke Lionel Richie before being sent on with a golden ticket to Hollywood. Wray is a student at Northern Kentucky University, and if her national television debut is any indication, she’s going to do just fine with the musical theater degree she’s pursuing. The 6’2″ freshman played basketball at Boyle County High School, but singing is her first love.

Seriously, what an amazing performance that was. While I’m no American Idol expert, I’d be shocked if she’s not a favorite to win the whole thing. We’re living in an embarrassment of riches when it comes to music in our commonwealth, and Alyssa Wray is the real deal. She’s performed in the Gospel Music Showcase at the Kentucky State Fair, and she’s now making us all proud on the big stage.

Watch her spectacular audition below, and follow her as she pursues her Idol path.

Article written by Tyler Young

Twitter: @tylersyoung

9 Comments for WATCH: Perryville’s Alyssa Wray may have had the American Idol audition of the year



  1. 4everUKBlue
    11:02 pm March 7, 2021 Permalink

    Wow! There’s your winner.



  2. Natureboy42
    11:41 pm March 7, 2021 Permalink

    Love both her and the kid from Lancaster. Dream big and then make those dreams come true.



  3. ukkatzfan
    2:02 am March 8, 2021 Permalink

    Sounded like the next Whitney Houston to me



  4. Bluehender
    7:25 am March 8, 2021 Permalink

    She was really good..



  5. ClutchCargo
    9:16 am March 8, 2021 Permalink

    What a set of pipes! And the stage presence to go with them.



  6. kjd
    12:07 pm March 8, 2021 Permalink

    Very good. She could become superstar with the benefit of some voice lessons.



  7. StuckinLville
    1:50 pm March 8, 2021 Permalink

    She’s come a long way from being the shy girl singing karaoke at Mi Pueblo in Danville. Wish her nothing but the best!



  8. TBW3011
    7:56 pm March 9, 2021 Permalink

    Amazing!



  9. Irish son
    10:28 pm March 9, 2021 Permalink

    Wonderful! I’m rooting for her