Grace explains her relationship with Aretha to judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry: “I was very close to my grandmother, and I always went with her.” “I don’t think I understood correctly that she was known all over the world, because for me she was just a grandmother.”
Grace sings the song to audition killing me quietly, performed by Lauren Hill. But her version does not amaze the judges. According to Locke, her performance is “drowsy and light-headed.” Then teenage Katie asks if she’d like to sing another song, and then Grace the song Not impossiblefrom her grandmother.
“to the bar”
This performance may not appeal to all judges, either. And while Katie is still working hard with Grace to do everything she can to take her to the next level, Lionel thinks it’s best not to continue, but to keep practicing at home and try again later. Furthermore, he doesn’t want to be the one to now let her pass and then see her fall. So the adventure ends prematurely for Grace.
However, according to Katie, this is not the best decision. “Give her a chance,” she screams. “I’m sure Aretha wasn’t the Aretha we know when she first came in, but someone said she wanted to work with her and develop her talent further.”
Then the singer turns away “in anger” and jokingly says that she will stop the program and go “to the bar”.