Who is American Idol’s Saylor?

On March 21, 2022, fans watched Saylor who won the judges with her emotional performance.

Saylor Woodmansee is an 18-year-old babysitter from Newalla, Oklahoma.

She opened up about her personal struggles as her dad abanded their family to marry another woman he met online on Saylor's fan page.

Saylor appeared slightly nervous before the judges as she dedicated the song to her dad

While she was performing "All I Want" by Kodaline, she became so emotional that her voice cracked.

Lionel Richie told Saylor that the same has happened to him numerous times during shows

The judges were impressed by Saylor's raw performance and gave her a golden ticket to Hollywood.

However social media users were not happy about it with many slamming the judges' decision