A panel of judges consisting of Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, and an audience of thousands where blown away by a stunning performance by Rion Piage.
Her vocal ability, charisma, and stage presence swept everyone away in a surreal performance. Rion, was born with a rare condition known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which, as Rion explained, is a bunch of large medical words for having permanent damage to her arms.
This condition resulted in her hands being fixed into a bent position. As a child she loved singing and would struggle holding the mic comfortably. The condition brings daily and unique challenges into this beautiful young lady.
Rather than grow bitter or retreat she decides to face life full on each day and channels her energy into music-her favorite pastime.
She has grown and come far from the little girl struggling to hold a mic with her knees.
Today she stands before a mic with an audience of thousands and is visibly nervous, not knowing whether or not the judges will like her.