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Emmy Russell Impresses with Original Song in ‘Idol’ Top 20 Performance

Emmy Russell Impresses with Original Song in 'Idol' Top 20 Performance
Photo: Emmy Rose Russell / Instagram

Emmy Russell, a 25-year-old aspiring singer, is making a name for herself on American Idol with her incredible talent and strong musical lineage. She’s the granddaughter of none other than the legendary Loretta Lynn, the iconic First Lady of Country Music.

Loretta Lynn, whose influence in country music endures even after her passing in 2022 at the age of 90, has left behind a profound legacy. Now, Emmy Russell is stepping onto the stage to continue that musical tradition.


During her American Idol audition, Emmy wowed the judges with her authentic rendition of her original song “Skinny.” Throughout the competition, she’s been showcasing her versatility with a mix of popular covers and heartfelt original compositions.

>>READ ALSO: Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Emmy Russell Wows Judges in ‘American Idol’ Audition

Emmy Russell has clinched a place in the coveted American Idol Top 20!

Last week marked a pivotal moment in this season of Idol as fans got to cast their votes and propel their favorite contestants forward. Russell captured hearts with her rendition of Benson Boone’s popular track, “Beautiful Things.”

Boone, a former American Idol contestant from Season 19, chose to exit the competition to pursue an independent music career.

Receiving glowing reviews from all the judges, Russell’s outstanding performance has rightfully earned her a spot in the Top 20! Check out her impressive performance below.


Emmy Russell made a stunning return to her songwriting roots on American Idol this week with her original song titled “Want You,” a heartfelt ballad about love and desire.

Dressed in an elegant yellow gown, her outfit subtly paid homage to her grandmother Loretta Lynn’s iconic golden dress worn during her 50th-anniversary celebration at the Grand Ole Opry.

Fans online were quick to praise Russell’s beautiful performance:

“She’s an incredible singer and songwriter. She has such a natural talent!”

“Wow. This was my favorite of hers. I think her confidence has grown and it’s showing.” 

“Amazing Original Song! I love her tone! She is classy!”

Take a look at Emmy Russell’s moving performance of “Want You” in the video below. Let’s see if she makes it to the Top 14!

>>READ ALSO: Who Are Emmy Russell’s Parents? All About Her Family As Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter


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