Aliana Jester brought her best friend with her to audition. Nova, her emotional support dog and Aliana from Fort Walton Beach stood upon the mark, but her furry one wouldn’t face the judges. She wasn’t auditioning. This wasn’t her job. The driven singer has certainly come a long way since battling depression onset by a domineering mother. The eager hopeful had indeed risen above her challenges if this emotional blind audition featuring Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You” is anything to go by.
The judges appreciated her smooth performance exhibiting near-flawless technical ability. Katy immediately shared, “You have such an incredible gift. You can hit all the notes. I just want you to kind of take what you’ve been through all that sadness and that pain and put it in the words.” Luke Bryan shared the sentiment, telling her that she definitely has what it takes to be a star. Lionel Richie compared Aliana to a young Whitney before the panel sent her straight to Hollywood.
Katy Perry was immediately captivated by Aliana Jester and her emotional support service dog, Nova. Her audition featuring the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You” conveyed so much soul that the judges had nothing but praise. The singer from the Florida Panhandle had impressed with a smooth voice and effortless soul. Now she just needs to let loose even more for her Hollywood show.