The lone Filipino-American candidate of American Idol Season 13, Malaya Watson, performed the song “When I Was Your Man” as popularized by Bruno Mars during the Top 10 Performance of the American Idol Finalist on Wednesday night (US Time), Thursday morning in Manila, Philippines.
The 16-year-old former tuba player prepared for the song so much, according to her the songs tells a story of one of her family members. Malaya performed the song with her back to normal hair style.
Watch the performance video of Malaya Watson in American Idol Top 10:
Malaya Watson sang “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars on American Idol XIII 2014 Season 13 Top 10. During the performance of Malaya Watson she was applauded not only by the live audience but also those who were watching live on TV.
Some netizens who saw her performance of song popularized by fellow Fil-Am artist noted that her performance in the Top 10 was her best vocal of the season.
Here’s the verdict of American Idol Judges on Malaya Watson’s Performance:
Keith Urban: “Well done for leaving it just what it was (man instead of woman).”
Jennifer Lopez: “I was ready to hate on you… and it didn’t affect me at all — I had goosies. It was awesome.”
Harry Connick Jr.: “I liked how sincere you were. Work with the music people to show you different chords.”