18-year-old Alyssa Wray's performance of Jennifer Hudson's version of "I Am Changing" was so powerful, that , and gave her a standing ovation before she was even finished. In fact, following Wray's performance, Richie exclaimed "I'm so happy," before asking his fellow judges, "Did you just hear what I heard?"
"How lucky are we to finally say, 'We knew you when,' and we had something to do with it," said Richie.
Wray of course got three yeses and a ticket to Hollywood, but only time will tell if Wray really is the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or Jennifer Hudson. However, based on the viewers' reactions, which were filled with amazement, Wray looks like she may be the one to watch this season.
"How cool is it to be in the room with that? You just saw Beyoncé get born," concluded Bryan.