American Idol was back Sunday night on ABC for its second season premiere, and what a night it was. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan all returned to judge a bunch of star-making performances.

The biggest breakout star of the night was Myra Tran, a 19-year-old from Vietnam who’s only been in the country for a year. She sang a booming rendition of Jennifer Hudson‘s “One Night Only” from the 2006 film Dreamgirls.

Tran told the judges her dream was always to be on American Idol and sing in front of an audience.

“When I was a little kid, my dream has been being able to sing in front of the American Idol audience and I cannot believe I have the chance right now.”


After Tran was finished with her performance, the judges were awestruck. When Perry asked if Tran was in high school, she confirmed she was part of the choir and Richie exclaimed, “No, you are the choir!”


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