All the American Idol chatter this morning may be over Pia Toscano and her rendition of “I’ll Stand By You,” but another semifinalist also assured herself of a spot in the finals with a beautiful ballad cover.
Thia Megia, only 15 years old (and confused over how to prove that, as Ryan Seacrest tried to joke about), delivered a simple version of “Out Here On My Own,” a song featured in “Fame.”
Without trying to do too much, the singer took a single with which few are familiar (always a smart move) and simply stood on stage and let her voice do all the work. It was an especially confident, mature performance from someone so young. Enjoy it here: