Songstress Katy Perry and India seem to have some perplexing connection. Ex-Husband Russel Brand had proposed to Katy Perry in front of the Taj Mahal in 2009, they had their wedding ceremony in Ranthambore, Rajasthan in October 2010. Now while we know their marriage did not last long, however, we can say that Katy Perry’s connection with India is still rock solid.

In the most recent updates from American reality singing show, American Idol, a 15-year-old girl, of Indian-origin, named Alyssa Raghunandan has made Katy Perry a big fan of hers with her lovely voice. Alyssa, surely felt like she was on cloud nine when she got all praises from the judges of American Idol for her performance.

Alyssa, who earned the ticket to Hollywood, said that ‘this is all she ever wanted’.


She sang Almost Is Never Enough by Ariana Grande and had judges gushing over her voice right from the moment she started singing. She finished with amazing responses with singer Katy Perry saying that she’s going to be in the Top 10 of the show. 

From the very first line that Alyssa sang, Katy Perry and the other judges already seemed to have made up their minds about her.

The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ singer was quick to point out that it was incredible for a 15-year-old to sound that good at that age. Alyssa was totally on her ‘list’!

 “I full-body felt what you were singing, I am a believer in you. You’re top 10.” said Perry.

Here’s the video of her audition.

Alyssa told that her parents had a divorce when she was very young and since then, it has been her father who has taken care of her and supported her singing career. 

After winning the ticket, Alyssa went straight to her father, Dennis Raghunandan, was ecstatic to know she was in and hugged her father tight when she came out and told him that she was going to Hollywood! who was visibly proud of her achievement and started jumping because of happiness.

That must be one proud father!




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