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See 11-Year-Old Prodigy Sadaya Belt "Rise Up" at Kelly Clarkson's Vegas Residency
The little girl named Sadaya Paige was born blind and appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show in March 2023.
Kelly Clarkson has a heart of gold!
On August 2, the "mine" singer brought a very special guest onstage while performing at her Las Vegas Residency. Clarkson invited 11-year-old Sadaya Paige to perform a gorgeous rendition of "Rise Up" by Andra Day.
"She is so powerful, and just breaks your heart in the most beautiful way," Clarkson said while introducing Sadaya to the crowd. "The kind of soulful singing voice that you hear, if you don't feel moved, you need to get help," she joked.
The audience went wild when the adorable girl sashayed onstage wearing a pink dress, and they got even more excited when she opened her mouth to sing. She belted her heart out with a surprising tone beyond her years and hit the lovely high notes with confidence.
Sadaya and her mother, Dora, took to their Instagram page to share thanks following the performance.
"What an incredible experience for my babygirl. We are exceptionally proud of Her in every single aspect," she said. "Still in awe and disbelief. Such an outer body moment seeing my babygirl’s dream of performing in front of a live crowd with THOUSANDS, hearing the cheers and applause- Sadaya says she FELT the vibrations of SO MUCH LOVE in the theater.Fairies, this mommy is still in tears days later."
She continued, "God is doing this HUGE thing with my babygirl. We are forever thankful. We cannot thank @kellyclarkson enough for this incredible opportunity and a huge thanks to the incredible @cherylporterdiva for not only the vocal lessons but all of her continued love and support. 💕💕❤️ Fairies, this is ONLY the beginning- we feel it. 🧚🏼♀️🧚🏼♀️🧚🏼♀️🧚🏼♀️ Stay magical!!!!"
Sadaya Paige on The Kelly Clarkson Show
When Sadaya Paige appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show in March, she and her mother Dora discussed Sadaya's social media accounts, where she uploads gorgeous covers of her singing and playing the piano, as well as content that raises awareness for children with blindness.
Clarkson complimented Paige's raspy tone and full vibrato before the three talked about her inspiring channel that chronicles her daily life as child born with blindness.
"I had to create a community myself and reach out to other families who were understanding of what I was going through" Paige's mother said when explaining how Sadaya's popular pages came to be. "We advocate as much as possible for blindness awareness."
"I think people that aren't impacted daily, aren't around anybody that maybe can't see, they don't know what they're capable of. So I think its awesome that Sadaya's there as a kid, doing normal kid stuff, going like 'Hey, I see life in a different way than you.' And I think that's cool. You're showcasing [that] it doesn't have to be this big, huge burden. This is a really different way of looking at life," Clarkson gushed in response while tearing up.
"Thank for @kellyclarkson for your kind words, understanding, patience, and compassion with our story," Sadaya's Instagram page captioned on the video of the interview.
"We are incredibly thankful and honored to have been invited on @kellyclarksonshow" to share our journey and shed light on the blind community and the community of parents who undergo what I've gone through AND continue to go through," she also wrote.