Megan Danielle is quickly making a name for herself in the music industry with her success on this season of “American Idol.” The 21-year-old singer and songwriter received the last spot in the show’s “victory zone” on Monday (April 24), making her one of the show’s 12 remaining contestants.
“It was Lauren Daigle who inspired her and sang with her back in the Vegas auditions, and she’s paying homage again to her tonight,” Seacrest said.
Seacrest was referring to Danielle’s Feb. 19 audition, in which Daigle, a 2012 “American Idol” alum, surprisingly appeared to join the rising star in a duet of her Grammy Award-winning song, “You Say.”
“I made the #Top12 of @AmericanIdol! 😭🌟 There’s no voting tonight but get ready to support me again next Sunday! It’s the first live coast-to-coast vote! Thank you so much for your love and support and helping me to this point! ❤️ Also – A HUGE shout out to @lauren_daigle !!! Thank you for writing this song. You’re such an inspiration and I’ll never give up🤗 #IDOL #Top12,” Danielle posted on Instagram.
Daigle replied to Danielle’s post with three yellow heart emojis.
During her “American Idol” audition tape, Danielle shared that when she was 18 years old, she had a band that sang mostly in bars.
“I didn’t like performing at bars,” she said, “because I felt like I had to act like someone I wasn’t, so that people would like what they were hearing.”
Danielle said that at one of her bar shows, her late grandfather pulled her aside and asked her what she was doing. “This isn’t what you’re supposed to do,” he told her.
Danielle said that her grandfather then looked at her and asked a question that changed her music career: “How can you sing for God and sing for this?” That’s when Danielle decided to totally switch to Christian music.
She appears to have a bright future singing for Jesus, regardless of the outcome of the “American Idol” contest.