Skip Nav
LGBTQ Pride Essays POPSUGAR Australia
News
30 People Reflect on What Pride Means to Them
Book Club
14 Celebrities Who Share Their Favourite Books and Inspire Us to Read More
TV
Alert: Stranger Things Just Dropped Another Cryptic Teaser For Season 3
Is the Bird Box Book Getting a Sequel?
Movies
Bird Box Is Getting a Sequel Titled Malorie, and We're Already Grabbing Our Blindfolds
TV
Stranger Things: If You're Wondering Who Steve's Coworker at the Starcourt Mall Is, We Got You

Madison VanDenburg American Idol Audition Video

This 16-Year-Old's American Idol Audition Had Judges Calling Her "the Next Kelly Clarkson"

Grab a cozy sweater, dear reader, because you're about to get a serious case of the chills, courtesy of Madison VanDenburg. A 16-year-old from upstate New York, Madison auditioned for American Idol on March 10 and blew judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan away with her impressive vocal range. The teen chose Dan and Shay's "Speechless" for her audition, singing and playing the piano and subsequently leaving both viewers and all three judges in absolute awe with her breathtaking rendition.

As soon as she wrapped up her performance, Richie exclaimed, "Do you know what you just did? You rendered us speechless to the point that Katy is showing me goosebumps on her arms." (It's true! Perry really did visibly brush away chills as VanDenburg belted out the track, as did Bryan.) Perry added, "It's my first goosebumps . . . I'm so glad that you gave me back a pulse." To top things off, the judges went so far as to call her "the next Kelly Clarkson," and to be honest, we couldn't possibly agree more.

Between Myra Tran, Alejandro Aranda, and now VanDenburg, it looks like there's some serious competition for the singing show's 17th season. Watch the 16-year-old's stunning audition video above, and you'll certainly have the same exact reaction as the judges.

From Our Partners
Ashley Hess From American Idol on Instagram
Ashley Hess's American Idol Audition Video
Sexy Ciara Music Videos
Are Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Working on Music Together?
What Will Be the Theme of Taylor Swift's Seventh Album?
Ariana Grande iHeartRadio Music Awards Performance 2019
Taylor Swift Sequin Romper 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Backstreet Boys iHeartRadio Music Awards Performance Video
Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019
Vampire Weekend "Sunflower" Music Video
What Is Beyonce's Net Worth?
Best Running Songs 2019
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds