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Singer Lauren Daigle to perform hit Christian song 'You Say' on American Idol finale

by Premier Journalist

Popular American singer Lauren Daigle is set to perform her hit single "You Say" on the final of American Idol this Sunday. The multi-award-winning Christian artist will take the stage at a special socially-distant version of the grand finale this Sunday. 

"I am so excited to be performing on the @americanidol finale, it’s going to be awesome,” Daigle said in a video posted to Instagram. The Louisiana native will be in good company during the "at home" season-ender, with judge Lionel Richie slated to perform the well-known classic, "We Are The World."; it will be the first time the track has been performed on TV in 35 years.

Daigle made an appearance on the show last season as a celebrity guest mentor, during which she talked about auditioning for the competition back when she was just a teenager.

"When I was 17, I tried out for 'American Idol.' I look back on that 10 years ago and I think, man, the journey has been so incredible," the pop star explained. "Like it really has. This show gave me something to believe in, it really did." 

Last month, Lauren recorded a special version of her hit gospel track "Still Rolling Stones," which contains the easter-themed Christian lyrics:

"Six feet under
I thought it was over
An answer to prayer
The voice of a Savior
Rise up (rise up) Rise up (rise up)"

Her song "You Say" has enjoyed huge success both in the secular and faith-based category. As of 16th May, the track will have spent a record-breaking 86 weeks atop Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, beating out Hillsong's "Oceans," which ranked at number one for 61 consecutive weeks.

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