You nervous? Yeah just kinda wanna focus purely on emotion when I’m preforming and it really helps Yeah, my focal point is my mom Her birthday’s Sunday and she passed away No! Yeah So this is the reason why I’m here (♪♪: In the Arms of an Angel) This is the moment that I’ve been waiting for The moment that my mother would’ve been proud to see me accomplished I was 14 going on the age of 15 when I got the devastating news that my mother was murdered It was the worst moment of my life ♪♪ I visited her grave this year and I talked to her told her all the things that were going on But it was something you never get over cause you want your mom here cheering you on for those moments that means so much to you I know that my mom is- She’s proud. She’s proud It’s a wonderful birthday gift for her The fact that she can’t be here right now is just Something that I try not to think about because it’ll get me down I try to stay positive but honestly I use that as a way to fuel my dream ‘Cause life is to short. You never know what’s gonna happen. Ashley, the judges are ready for you right up those stairs. Good luck!
This is it (cheering) My mother is not here with me today but this is me dedicating my life and my soul to making my dreams happen for her Okay, what is interesting about you? (whispering) What is interesting… I’m working on it (cheering) Okay, what are you going to sing? I am going to sing Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” Okay, good luck Thank you ♪ If I ♪ ♪ should stay ♪ ♪ I will only be in ♪ ♪ your way ♪ ♪ So I’ll go ♪ ♪ but I know ♪ ♪ I’ll think of you every step of ♪ ♪ the way ♪ ♪ And I ♪ ♪ will always love you ♪ ♪ I will always love you ♪ ♪ You ♪ ♪ You ♪ ♪ My darling, you ♪ ♪ Bittersweet ♪ ♪ memories ♪ ♪ That is all I’m taking ♪ ♪ with me ♪ ♪ So goodbye ♪ ♪ Please, don’t cry ♪ ♪ We both know ♪ ♪ I’m not what you ♪ ♪ you need ♪ ♪ And I ♪ ♪ will always love you ♪ ♪ I will always ♪ ♪ love you ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪
(cheering) ♪ I hope ♪ ♪ life treats you kind ♪ ♪ And I hope ♪ ♪ you have all you’ve dreamed of ♪ ♪ So I wish joy ♪ ♪ and happiness ♪ ♪ But above all of this ♪ ♪ I wish you ♪ ♪ love ♪ ♪ And I ♪ ♪ will always love you ♪ ♪ I will always ♪ ♪ love you ♪ ♪ I will always ♪ ♪ always ♪ ♪ love you ♪ ♪ I will always ♪ ♪ love you ♪ ♪♪ ♪ I will always ♪ ♪ love ♪ (cheering) ♪ you ♪ ♪ My darling, you ♪ ♪ I will always ♪ ♪ love ♪ ♪ you ♪ (cheering) (♪♪: Hallelujah)
(cheering) (cheering) Thank you You know what, it’s so funny you’re saying thank you to everybody and it’s beautiful and it’s humbling But thank you, baby girl for spilling your heart out (cheering) and that vocal Thank you. Thank you so much I’m gonna go to Paulina Oh, my god I was just captivated by your talent that was an amazing performance Thank you. Thank you (cheering) Ashley I’m like speechless I had chills all over my arms and legs (cheering) And I can feel it in you I can feel that heart And guess what? There’s a place in the market for you Oh I’m shaking Woo Simon? Uh, you know what, Ashley? This is why we brought the show to America To find somebody like you (♪♪: Hallelujah)
(cheering) Simon I waited to hear those words Oh, my Seriously I think you just scratched the surface with you, Ashley Because I think that you’re seriously, seriously good Thank you so much I’m just so happy for you in this moment and I’m gon start this voting off with a yes Demi Lovato? I wanna mentor you Oh please Demi, please It’s gonna be a yes Paulina? You got it, mama Yes! Thank you so much Ashley Williams… (shushing) 4,301 Yeses Congratulations ♪♪ Thank you guys so much Thank you ♪♪ (cheering)