Luke Bryan Declares 18-Year-Old Sandwich Artist Has The Voice Of A “Superstar” On ‘American Idol’

Sandwich Artist Scarlet Ayliz wowed American Idol judges with an original song on Sunday, March 27. The 18-year-old contestant from Hartford, Connecticut, who previously audition for Idol, revealed to Lionel Richie that her Grandmother, Mary, who was with her for…

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Posted on March 28, 2022

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Sandwich Artist Scarlet Ayliz wowed American Idol judges with an original song on Sunday, March 27.

The 18-year-old contestant from Hartford, Connecticut, who previously audition for Idol, revealed to Lionel Richie that her Grandmother, Mary, who was with her for the audition is a huge fan of Richie’s. He promised the contestant that he would meet her following her audition, a promise which he made good on.

Donning a bucket hat, jeans and an orange jacket, Ayliz, seated behind a piano, auditioned with her original tune, “Bleeding.”

With a voice reminiscent of Alicia Keys, Ayliz is destined to take her singing career to new heights after earning praise from all three Idol judges: Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Watch her audition below.

“Super duper commercial sounding voice!” Bryan gushed. “Like superstardom commercial.”

“Absolutely,” Richie said in agreement. 

“I don’t think we made a mistake last time. I think you need to pick songs that stir emotions,” Perry said, offering the contestant advice. “Sing that song that is Grandma’s favorite song.”

“I am so happy to see show up at American Idol University,” Richie joked, before Ayliz added, “not flunking this time either.”

“No, you will not drop out, because we’ll come and find you,” Richie exclaimed. “But, before we vote, I would like to bring your Grandmother in, because she seems like a fantastic woman.”

After three unanimous ‘yes’ votes from the Idol judges, Ayliz earned a golden ticket and is going to Hollywood.

American Idol returns on Monday, March 28 for Hollywood Week at 8/7c on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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