Melinda Ademi from Kosovo Amazes The Judges on American Idol


The 16-year old Kosovar student who currently lives in New York, daughter of refugee parents, gave a moving audition on American Idol 2011.


Melinda’s mum talked about the experiences they have had, and bursting into tears she admitted that the memories still make her cry, adding “this is home now, of course. We make our home…American for life”.

Melinda then said she is glad to live the American dream. After entering the audition room, she performed If I Ain’t Got you in front of Jeniffer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.

Here are the comments from the judges:

Steve Tyler: “I like that you’re very pretty and beautiful and play it down and your singing was sweet and straight and beautiful.”

Randy Jackson: “I think you’ve got potential and I am going to say yes.”

Jennifer Lopez: “Now you’re here you can live the American dream.”

Melinda embarked on a journey to Hollywood after receiving three yeses. /