Who is Lizzy O'Very? 'American Idol' contestant from Utah dazzles judges with Murphy in duet Hollywood round
'American Idol' audiences might have missed Lizzy O'Very from Utah in the auditions but the Hollywood round week saw her take center stage. Her duet with street busker Philip Murphy was one of the highlights of the episode that aired on Monday, March 22, night. The judges credited her for belting out flawless whistle notes but also for her ability to help the otherwise closed-off Murphy to open up like he never did before.
Murphy followed in her steps and came on to the stage barefoot for his performance. The two indie artistes were paired together for the duet round and at the end of the performance, the stronger vocalist among the two was going to advance ahead.
But such was the impact of their performance that the judges announced they were sending both of them ahead to the showstopper round. We have told you about Murphy before, continue reading to know more about Lizzy who identifies as a dream pop artiste.
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Who is Lizzy O'Very?
This 20-year-old from Ephraim, Utah, first came to the auditions with her husband Grayson who is an alternative pop artiste. Lizzy's style is more dream pop and she and Grayson spent a lot of time discussing their future, and it was during one such chat where they decided to compete on 'American Idol'.
They got married in August 2019 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Payson, Utah, and their union was a year old when they auditioned and both of them returned with the coveted golden ticket.
Lizzy belongs to the "dreamy and ethereal" sound of singers like Aurora, Enya and Bjork. She and Murphy both had novelty in their style and sound and that was one of the reasons why they were paired up together during the duets.
"They're so weird its wonderful," Katy Perry said after they finished their duet. Murphy was seen jumping up and down the stage with joy making Lionel Richie fall a little more in love with him but they knew it was Lizzy's doing which again is a sign of a great artiste.
She was able to push Murphy to peel back some layers, just like the judges wanted him to do after his audition round and Lizzy walked away with a lot of praise. You can keep up with Lizzy's uniqueness on her Instagram page, her handle is lizzyovery. She also has a YouTube channel which can be accessed here.
'American Idol' airs Sunday and Monday at 8 pm ET on ABC.