21-Year-Old Abi Carter Was An Instant Hit On American Idol For An Incredible Billie Eilish Cover

In the 2024 edition of American Idol, 21-year-old Abi Carter blew the judges away when she came on with full confidence and armed with a piano as she covered “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish. From the outset, the judges could see the wealth of talent that this young individual possesses and were instantly moved by her immaculate vocal range when performing this complex and difficult song.

At just 21, it is clear that Abi Carter is a well-rounded individual with a great personality and social skills. Before her performance, she gives small glimpses into her life to the judges and tells them that she has been a fan of American Idol all her life, leading up to this moment and eventually building up the courage to compete herself! Her song of choice also received approval from Katy Perry, who said she loved the song. They were not, however, prepared for just how good Abi Carter is. Watch below:

One thing that is beautiful about this clip is not just Abi Carter’s performance, but the support and love that she receives from her family watching backstage. From her brother commenting on how talented she is, to her sister wiping away tears from their mother’s eye, it’s clear that this family is close and is an example of how far people can go when they have the right love and support system behind them. Fans commented on how special their family is and how pure their interactions are.

“What Was I Made For?” was the fifth single released from the soundtrack of 2023’s Barbie movie. The soundtrack featured a vast array of huge musicians, from Eilish to Dua Lipa, and Nicki Minaj to Sam Smith and Tame Impala. “What Was I Made For?” was one of the biggest hits off of the album, winning Song of the Year; a true achievement, as the last song from a movie that won the same award was Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from 1997’s Titanic.

Outside of her time on American Idol, Abi Carter has been very busy preparing herself for the release of her first original song. “It’s All Love” is set for a March 2024 release, and with that, we wish all the very best to this incredibly talented individual.

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