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On ‘American Idol,’ country music legend’s granddaughter breaks down in tears

Emmy Russell, the granddaughter of country music icon Loretta Lynn, had a poignant moment on the latest episode of “American Idol.” Despite shedding a few tears during her audition, she ultimately earned her golden ticket to Hollywood.

The segment kicked off with a touching exchange between Emmy and her mother, Patsy Russell, who offered words of encouragement and expressed pride in her granddaughter’s talent. Patsy reassured Emmy that her grandmother would be proud of her performance.

Nervously entering the studio, Emmy shared her background as a native of Nashville and her lifelong passion for music. When prompted by the judges about her famous grandmother, Emmy humbly acknowledged Loretta Lynn’s legacy.

Emmy performed her original song “Skinny,” a poignant piece addressing eating disorders, showcasing her exceptional songwriting abilities. The judges lauded her talent, with Katy Perry commending her as an “A-plus songwriter,” and Lionel Richie acknowledging her promise as an artist.

Despite receiving positive feedback, Emmy grappled with confidence issues, leading to emotional moments during the audition. However, she proudly displayed her golden ticket at the end, symbolizing her advancement in the competition.

As Emmy continues her journey on “American Idol,” viewers can anticipate witnessing more of Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter making her mark in the music industry.

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