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Mar 28, 2019 by Helena

Christian American Idol’s Contestant Shares Her Struggles and Brings Katy Perry to Tears

It seems like Katy Perry can't hide from her Christian past. On a recent episode of American Idol, she is once again introduced to the Christian faith. A contestant who goes by “Kai the Singer” shared openly during her audition how she and her family have struggled with poverty and homelessness. She even said that it was her church that sent her to the audition and paid for the trip to LA.

I didn’t grow up with any money, and money was always the problem—it was the cause of everything not great in my life

Katy Perry—who used to go by her given name Katy Hudson during a career as a Christian music singer—began to tear up during the audition, as she has been through the same stuff. “I was raised in the church too,” Perry told the contestant. “I didn’t grow up with any money, and money was always the problem—it was the cause of everything not great in my life. We had food stamps. We ate at the food bank, all that stuff, because my parents were traveling ministers. And so, when I was 13, the church bought me a guitar. And so I related to what you’re saying. I think it’s so beautiful.”

Fellow judge Lionel Richie encouraged Kai, saying, “You are here for a reason and a purpose. God can only do for you what He can do through you.”

Watch the inspiring audition here below or at FaithWire: 



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