'American Idol' Season 18: Lauren's original 'God Made a Woman' inspired by her Nana leaves fans in tears

Lauren Mascitti was one of the 40 contestants who advanced to the Disney round


                            'American Idol' Season 18: Lauren's original 'God Made a Woman' inspired by her Nana leaves fans in tears
Lauren Mascitti (ABC/Eric McCandless)

Lauren Mascitti had the judges on their feet and fans emotional after she dedicated her original song, 'God Made a Woman', to her grandmother.

'American Idol' Season 18 returned on Monday night and the stakes were high. Only the Top 40 contestants who impressed the judges with their solo performances advanced to the next round in Aulani, Hawaii at the Disney Resort. 

Alejandro Aranda created a massive impact on American Idol, and more for the contestants who began their Idol journey this season. Performing most of his original songs, he impressed the judges, fans, and viewers. Now with Season 18 returning, most of the hopeful contestants who began their journey decided to sing their original song for the judges during the solo challenge. 

But sadly not all could impress the judges as Alejandro did. Eventually, Katy had to warn the contestants that not everyone is Alejandro, and they don't have to sing original songs. Still, there were a few who decided to sing their original songs, and only a couple impressed their judges with it.



 

One amongst them was Lauren, who performed her original song, 'God Made a Woman', which was inspired by her Nana. Prior to her performance, the series featured old photographs and video footage of Lauren and her Nana who is also in the audience. 

Lauren's original song was the first original song of the night that the judges' loved. After she was done performing, all three judges gave her a standing ovation. “She has so much potential,” shared Katy Perry. Lionel Richie shared that it was a strong song. 

Backstage, Lauren shared, “I’m not sure if it’s enough to get me through to the next round, but I love music and I want to do it for the rest of my life.” Luckily, it was more than enough to get her to the next round. She was one of the 40 contestants who advanced to the Disney round. 

Taking to Twitter after her performance, fans share their thoughts revealing the song had made them emotional and they can't wait to hear it on a record. "@LaurenMascitti I can’t wait for God Made a Woman to be a record," a fan wrote. 

"Yes! God made a woman song was amazing. Cried with the nana story! I want that song in my library now!!" a fan shared while another added, "Amazing performance!!! Amazing song! No matter her finish on #AmericanIdol this lady has a singer-songwriter future career ahead!!!" 

"This made me cry! My nana died in 2015 and it crushed me to pieces," a fan shared. Another said, "Wow!!!! I hope they put this out as a single soon. Best song I've heard in a long time!" 

"#Godmadeawoman was AWESOME!!! I want to hear the rest of this song!!!" a fan wrote. Adding to that another shared, "Nana did good~ that was a performance to get one off their feet ! what a heartfelt song~Goosebumps...tears #LaurenMascitti #Idol." 

"This was the most touching moment on idol so far! I hope u get through, u r amazing!" a fan wrote. 

'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday and Monday night on ABC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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