The Inspirational Kelsie Dolin Makes Lionel Richie Cry On ‘American Idol’

Keslie Dolin is bringing the world to tears with her voice.

In a teaser, Dolin spoke of being raised by her grandparents and how her grandmother pushed her to perform in public but she couldn’t. And then, Dolin’s grandma passed away last year after suffering heart problems and contracting COVID-19.

Dolin decided to sing “Piece By Piece” by Kelly Clarkson and “When We Were Young” by Adele.

After singing her heart out, it was Lionel Richie who was eating his heart out for the young singer’s voice.

“This is the only person I know who has walked in here and messed me up completely,” Richie said, Perry added, “It sounded really good, you are very special.”

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“You have this pure beautiful voice,” said Luke Bryan added. Just after she completed her audition, Dolin quickly posted to Instagram to share the good news with her fans and followers.

“Hey y’all!! So I just did A crazy, life changing thing.. I auditioned for season 20 of American idol!” she wrote. “Tune in February 27th on ABC to find out if I made it or not.”

As of March 6, Dolin’s audition clip received 1,202,488 views and plenty of impressed fans.

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“Minutes later, I’m still crying,” one user wrote. “Kelsie, Grandma is with you every second. You’re an angel, as much as she is now. Please keep singing. The world needs to hear you and know you. You’re amazing, beautiful, and incredibly gifted. Thank you from NY.”

While another user commented: “I loved how careful they were with her, she is just so truly humble. I’m sobbing because they did everything right to help that girl shine!”

Followed by: “As a fellow Southern West Virginian, this hits hard. The story, the voice, the humbleness, it just personifies Southern WV and the things that make it, and her special. We’re ALL pulling for you Sis. #WVstrong#WVproud.”

And last but certainly not least: “There are a certain few people, who when they sing……it’s coming from a different place. She takes all that heartache in her life and lets everyone in to feel what she’s feeling. Right from the soul. It’s something that can’t be taught, she’s a one of [a] kind gem. I’ll be [rooting] for her hard.”

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