Twenty-year-old Sarah Isen arrives at her audition from American Birkley, California, with an incredible story. Raised by two mothers, the aspiring contestant explains how a single donor resulted in her having twenty-six siblings in total. With nothing but love in his heart, the whole family has a wonderful story to share and has even bonded during vacations together. Her picked “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce for her debut.
With a remarkable low end and runs that prove technical ability beyond words, Sarah sang her heart out showing incredible control. She has a voice that you just keep wanting to hear more of, receiving resounding applause from all three judges. “You have a low end that will compel me to sit here and listen to every word you’re ever going to sing” explained Lionel Richie. Katy Perry loved her voice but recommended that she use dynamics more. It took zero deliberation to send this star to Hollywood.
With a rasp to her voice, the twenty-year-old Sarah Isen made her family proud. Her audition featuring “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce was a perfect match to her combination of rich vocals and superior technical ability. The Californian had some work to do, but each of American Idol’s season eighteen coaches shared valuable insight that she’s sure to integrate.