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Watch Emmy Russell Bare Heart Sole Powerful American Idol Top 14 Performance

Emmy Russell makes it to Top 14 on American Idol after performing original song "Skinny" with powerful personal story.

Emmy Russell received exciting news on the latest episode of American Idol as she made it into the Top 14 after the votes were tallied. Following the announcement, Russell took to the stage to perform her original song "Skinny" for the Idol audience.

The talented singer had initially performed "Skinny" during her American Idol audition, along with another original song, which earned her a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. This performance marked the first time she shared the deeply personal song with the Idol crowd.

Dressed in ripped jeans and a plain T-shirt, Russell bared her soul as she sang "Skinny," a song she wrote after facing a relapse of the eating disorder she struggled with during her teenage years following a mission trip to Brazil. Collaborating with the Nashville songwriting collective Song House, Russell poured her emotions into the heartfelt lyrics of the song.

In a recent interview with People, Russell opened up about the inspiration behind "Skinny," recounting her experience of falling ill on the mission trip and the subsequent relapse into disordered eating habits. Despite feeling shame and confusion, Russell found the strength to seek help and begin her journey to recovery with the support of her mother by her side.

Through the process of writing and performing "Skinny," Russell discovered the importance of embracing her true self in order to achieve success. As she continues her American Idol journey, fans eagerly await to see if Russell will continue to rise through the ranks in the upcoming episodes.

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