Watching American Idol during the audition period is my favourite part of the entire season. Hearing the crazy along with the angelic, listening to their life stories and what brought them to audition and watching those who huff and puff their way off the stage. Then I usually tune it out until the nearly the very end, when the last few remain.
Not this season.
This season one contestant will have me watching A.I. each and every week. One contestant whose solo performance on Thursday night took my breath away. One contestant whose song has been in my head all day long.
That would be this contestant…
|Photo Credit: Angela Miller’s Facebook Page|
18 year-old Angela Miller from Beverly, Massachusetts stole the show this week with her performance of her original song, “You Set Me Free”.
What’s equally impressive as her writing skills, her musical talent on the piano, her vocal abilities, is her determination not to let a disability keep her down! Angela has 40% hearing loss in one ear and 20% hearing loss in the other.
On Angela’s Facebook page, which has exploded since her solo performance this week, she gives credit to Psalm 81 as her inspiration for the song. This Pastor’s kid sure has some serious talent!!
This is a beautiful song. I’ve plastered Facebook and Twitter with it, sent it to my sister to listen to and she said it is like having a spiritual bath. I can’t wait to get ahold of it so I too, as Keith Urban says, can listen to it in my car.
The lessons I’ve learned from Angie as I’ve listed to this song at least a dozen times today alone… don’t let anything hold you back from fulfilling your destiny. Don’t give up or give in when challenges pop up in your way. Don’t allow what may seem as limitations dictate what you will do with your life!
And best of all, for me… God comes with open arms and loves us for who we are. He sets us free from the baggage of hard times! Ps. 81:6
Take a listen, tell me what you think.
You Set Me Free by caseycarlsonx1