Chayce Beckham performed an emotion-filled original song dubbed “Mamma” during the Mother’s Day Dedication episode.
On Sunday, May 9, the contestant performed a self-penned song that he wrote during Hollywood week on Idol as an ode to his mother Windie. A song that we think is destined to become a chart-topping single upon the future release of the track.
“All of the pain you’ve felt / I hope you never have to feel it again / And the night that you picked me up from jail and I swore I’d never do it again / I’m sorry Mamma,” Beckham sang during the opening verse. “A woman shouldn’t have to carry anyone / Let alone you’re own son, yeah / And all the times that the money ran out and we needed to be fed / and all the nights that the windows got cold and you worked until your fingers bled / I’m sorry Mamma.”
“Mamma I miss you and I wish that I could change / Yeah, I’d do anything that I can for the lady that gave me my name / just know that it’s not your fault / without you I’d be nothing at all / cause Mama I love you and I think that I can change,” Beckham continued to sing.
“You make my heart happy Chayce,” Beckham mother gushed after his performance as tears flowed down her cheek.
Following his tear-jerking performance, Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan gushed over his vocal abilities and knack for songwriting.
“I mean, listen, you have me crying on your song as a songwriter, i’m going to tell you, put that song out now,” Richie gushed. “that’s a smash record. That was performed perfectly and you had us from the first… beginning of it. The chords, the words, everything man. Congratulations.”
“Sensitive, vulnerable, heavy machinery operator,” Perry said. “Crying on stage, making his Mother cry. A+ A+ A+ Chayce!”
“Calm down Katy, calm down, it’s okay. Way to pull out the right song on the right night to mama and all the mamas out there,” Bryan added.
Watch his performance above.