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Blind Contestant Shayy Brings Lionel Richie to TEARS With Andra Day’s “Rise Up” – American Idol 2019

Blind Contestant Shayy Brings Lionel Richie to TEARS With Andra Day’s “Rise Up” – American Idol 2019


A year ago. I started complaining to my mother about not being able to see the whiteboard and I was like, oh man I’m gonna get glasses now I went to dr. Cox office and she had done a bunch of tests on my eyes She came back and she’s like you need to go to the ER now I got dragged to my MRI and that’s where they found that I had a tumor in my brain One doctor was like right. She that we’re gonna try to save you from going blind. I was like, what he just say? When I first got home from the hospital I came home like I couldn’t see everything Oh God Don’t cry Once I got back into school That was the bad part The kids were like so cruel. They called me names. They would kick my cane. They’d push me I asked my mom at what point I was like, why did that happen to me? But on the other time I also do have people that are like really supportive and I have made new friends and it’s a whole ‘nother side to life that I never knew about I had people that were in my corner trying to help me learn I was making the best light of what I have been dealt cuz I was like, you know things happen. You still look the same You still act the same. It’s just you can’t see as well. We all got your back all day People always say you can’t do this you can’t do that you can’t do this You can’t do that, but you can do it. You got it How are you? I’m good. How are you? Well fantastic. Tell us all about you your story your name My name is Shayy Winn but I go by Shayy. I’m 17 years old I go to the specialty center of Performing Arts at Thomasdale high school I am just went became legally blind. I should say about a year ago What was the name of the disease? I had hydrocephalus which is too much fluid in the brain Which caused me to have swelling of the optic nerves and that’s when they found that I had a tumor in my head that they think was there all my life But they’re not really sure when it got there. Now. Did they get the tumor out or is it? 50% of it and to get the entire tumor out. They would have had to done Open cranium surgery and they said no that’s a little too dangerous. So we’re not gonna go there What are the doctors telling you? Basically, I’m like a question mark. I don’t like that. okay. We’ll pray for you and pray for the doctors and I pray that technology can get your sight back. Thank you Well, I definitely want to hear after that story I want to hear about your amazing voice and what you’re gonna do for us tonight. Okay? Well, I’m gonna be singing of Rise Up by Andra Day. Okay. All right. That’s awesome When you’re broken down and tired of living life on a merry-go-round and you can’t find the fire I say to you So we’re gonna walk it out and move Mountains we’re gonna walk it out and Oh move mountains And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid And I’ll do it a thousand times again And I’ll rise up
High like the waves I’ll rise up In spite of the ache. I’ll rise up. And I’ll do it a thousands times again For you ooh For you ooh For you ooh For you ooh You have wrecked me. I’m just…
you have Lionel Ritchie You have neat and I am just telling you Lionel, you look like you’re walking a daughter down the isle I love it. I have to do this. I’m sorry every once in a while. Just something comes along like this So Shay you have what we cannot teach that’s right we cannot teach people to just sing like I’ve never seen Lionel cry this much. We cannot teach Letting the music flow straight from the soul, and that’s what you did. It just pours out of you. Thank you you’re a lesson to us all okay because It’s the power of the Spirit and you’re the reminder that just how blessed we are. Yeah, and Here you are with all of your story you walk out here with all the confidence in the world. You just Deliver your spirit Thank you.
And you touched me And I’m looking at me and Katie. Katie and I. We don’t cry together. You know, we do a lot of joking around, but I’m so in love with you. Thank you I’m absolutely in love with you as well You’re so inspiring your strength is so inspiring. Oh, thanks plus you sing like an angel Thank you. And so for me, you’re not a question mark.
Thank you. Can we do this together guys? I would love to. Yes. My dear you’re going to Hollywood! Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, good job Amazing This belongs to you.
I’m proud of that girl.
Thank you again. (Talking over each other) Of course we’re proud of you we’re so excited to have you Hollywood And by the way, you earn this you earn this 100% and you’re gonna give salsa for people a run for their money Okay, okay, cuz you are meant to be here. Thank you. We’ll see you in Hollywood. All right. All right Subscribe to the American Idol YouTube channel


Reader Comments

  1. Omygod I love black people soo much . Ofc they are different but in a better way they're always so better for me. I'm Indian but black people sure hits some other part of me .I loved her

  2. She is amazing. My husbond Got a Brain tumor aswell. She litterly gotten him up in his worst time ever. Thank u so much

  3. like u, ive got a brain tumor, they opened my skull(biopsy) and it was cancer and im not getting healthy, ever. I feel ur pain. U got me up from that hole i was in. U inspired med, im getting up. Thank u, ur amazing.

  4. This is my favorite show. The three singers who run the show are so down to earth. It’s humbling. Love it love it love it

  5. She’s got such a beautiful voice, I got goosebumps! She’s so brave and full of life, a true inspiration. ❤️❤️👏👏👏

  6. From one Virginia Kid to another, This makes me So Damn Proud…. Congrats Girl, That was Beautiful, Just like you… 💔😢😭

  7. If I found my child bullying anyone leave alone a blind child, I would have them thrown in jail. That behaviour is completely disgusting and reprehensible.

  8. What kind of world do we live in? That people think it's okay to bully anyone let alone blind people or others with disabilities. It's so sickening.

  9. It takes a strong Mother and Daughter filled with love to help eachother! Blessings to you and your Mother! What a gorgeous voice. Golden Soul!
    Kim Kimmel

  10. Sad for u pal hope u are finding a journey in life don't give up blind or not never give up u can do it

  11. LAPACHO HERB WILL GET RID OF BRAIN TUMOURS…..HERBS HONEY WILL HELP REGAIN YOUR SIGHT TOO ….STUDY IT YOU WILL NEVER TURN BACK

  12. God Bless you my dear 💕You will rise up till u reach the heavens 💕 And we pray Lord Jesus take all the cruel people away from her life 💕

  13. What type of person would kick a blind person's cane? Terrible; Shayy you're going to do amazing things in this life.

  14. Those judges know they didn’t have enough hands to clap for her. They tried tho, I tried too…that singing was amazing.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  15. I dont understand how anybody could hit dislike or thumbs down on this,she still wears a beautiful smile through the unfair cards shes been dealt,bless this young lady and her amazing voice

  16. IDIOT JUDGES DID NOT ACCOMMODATE HER AT ALL TO LEARN THE WORDS WITHOUT SIGHT! She is much better than Madison!!!! I hate people who take the easy route and this is what the judges did!!!!

  17. Could you imagine being blind and while you're singing you hear laughing and like 4 "ugh"s ? That must've been torture. Lol

  18. I'm a 64 year old biker that don't have a ride right now, but these sort of shows I hate, ……………………. they bring me to tears as I've always lived my life showing my heart aches, my highs, my lows on my sleeve. Yes they are great judges and they too, wear their hearts on their sleeves as much as I do.

  19. I lived so many years through primary, state, high schools with so many people kicking, me, hitting, making fun of me, playing pranks that made my heart sink inside but I never let them see how much it hurt me. I've become a old crankie old bugger that with that, I've put it towards my friends of the hate and hurt I've gotten from so many people over the years, So……….I DO know what you're going through, what you went through through those first days at school. God bless you girl, hit the world back, hit the people back that have wronged you so many times. God bless you girl.

  20. god take her eyes,,but at least..please give her many,,many and many friend and family around her to support her..please god..

  21. I absolutely positively loved it as a Christian woman whenever Luke said how he was going to pray for her and the doctors and for the technology that just that hit me hard…..

  22. OMG! With the combination of her story and that Voice; It broke me…. I have tears flowing from my eyes… 👼🏻

  23. She make me cry from the time she start to sing hmmmmm may God continue to bless u….. Love all the way from Trinidad🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹

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