By Mike Romero
It’s a huge accomplishment to make it onto a major primetime talent competition. Most musicians have daydreams of making it onto The Voice or American Idol. But if you’re 20-year-old Orem vocalist Aaliyah Rose, you don’t stop at one. You do both.
At only 14, Rose joined Gwen Stefani’s team on The Voice in 2017 before being stolen by Blake Shelton. While she was eventually voted off during the live voting rounds, her performances were soul stirring. Her battle round was particularly epic:
This year, Rose auditioned for American Idol. During her audition in front of judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, Rose managed to land 3 yeses and a golden ticket to Hollywood. This is a monumental achievement, and is a testament to Rose’s vocal prowess.
As epic as this win is for her, Aaliyah Rose is no stranger to success. Before, during, and in between her stints on television, she’s been hard at work in the industry. A viral cover she did of Meghan Trainor’s “Lips Are Movin” has over 5 million YouTube views. She’s been featured numerous times in projects associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – both in their Strive To Be youth music compilation and in the soundtrack for the independent film The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith.
One of her largest, most enduring contributions to the world of pop culture to date is her vocal contribution to “Warriors” – the theme song for the Dreamworks/Netflix cartoon She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The Washington Post said it was one of the “theme song/opening credits so good it must not be skipped, right up there with Daredevil, The Crown and Narcos.”
We’re excited to see how far Aaliyah Rose makes it this season on American Idol. The show airs Sunday and Monday nights on ABC. Make sure to follow Aaliyah Rose on Instagram and check out the theme song for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power below!