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Ronda Felton’s Heartfelt Performance Leaves American Idol Judges in Tears

When Ronda Felton stepped onto the American Idol stage, her soulful singing moved everyone in the room. But as the judges inquired about her background, tears began to flow. Singing wasn’t just a passion for Ronda; it was her way of coping with a difficult life.

With her mother by her side, Ronda faced homelessness, poverty, and the constant struggle to find a safe place to sleep. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie couldn’t hide their emotions as they heard Ronda’s poignant life story.

At just nineteen years old, Ronda’s journey has been marked by challenges. Originally from Milwaukee and now living in Arizona, she’s turning to music to overcome adversity. One of her favorite songs, “Zoom” by The Commodores, holds special meaning for her and her mom.