Loretta Lynn's granddaughter Emmy, 24, wows American Idol judges with song ... trends now

Loretta Lynn's granddaughter Emmy, 24, wows American Idol judges with song ... trends now
Loretta Lynn's granddaughter Emmy, 24, wows American Idol judges with song ... trends now

Loretta Lynn's granddaughter Emmy, 24, wows American Idol judges with song ... trends now

The granddaughter of late legendary country singer Loretta Lynn thoroughly impressed the American Idol judges during her audition on Sunday's show

Emmy Russell, 24, won the praises of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie after performing an original song called Skinny, which she said was written about her eating disorder battle. 

The judges were prepared to send Emmy through to the Hollywood auditions even before they knew of her iconic lineage. 

'Growing up, I sang music my entire life,' Emmy told the panel. 'I don’t really sing out as much anymore, but growing up I sang on the road with… my grandma’s a country singer.'

After Luke pressed her on the singer's identity, Emmy stunned them by disclosing that her 'memaw' was none other than the Grammy-winning hitmaker of such hits as You Ain't Woman Enough and Coal Miner's Daughter.

The granddaughter of late legendary country singer Loretta Lynn, Emmy Russell, thoroughly impressed the American Idol judges during her audition on Sunday's show

The granddaughter of late legendary country singer Loretta Lynn, Emmy Russell, thoroughly impressed the American Idol judges during her audition on Sunday's show 

After Luke pressed her on the singer's identity, Emmy stunned them by disclosing that her 'memaw' was none other than the Grammy-winning hitmaker of such hits as You Ain't Woman Enough and Coal Miner's Daughter; Loretta pictured in 2014

After Luke pressed her on the singer's identity, Emmy stunned them by disclosing that her 'memaw' was none other than the Grammy-winning hitmaker of such hits as You Ain't Woman Enough and Coal Miner's Daughter; Loretta pictured in 2014

'She’s one of the biggest country music singers of all time, but to me she’s just my grandma, and growing up on the bus and all that was very normal to me.' Emmy added.

She then wowed the judges with her dulcet tones and her emotional lyrics like 'Haven’t eaten in days/ God I hate how you made me.'

The judges also felt the need to boost Emmy's confidence, noticing her occasional shyness during the audition. 

'We just need to lift you up and get you more confident and you just need to own it,' Luke said.

'Emmy, you’re an A+ songwriter. So was your grandma, you’ve got the gift,' Katy added.

'I don’t think you need to compare yourself to what grandma was — you’re totally different, you shouldn’t give yourself all that pressure. I think you came in like a mouse.'

Lionel chimed in, saying, 'My dear, you have promise, and I like your promise.

'Each one of us is trying to battle something that we’re trying to overcome. In your case you have big shoes. Now if I can just get you to put those shoes back in the closet, that’s not your size.'

24-year-old Emmy won the praises of Katy Perry , Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie after performing an original song called Skinny, which she said was written about her eating disorder battle

24-year-old Emmy won the

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