Malaysia's Cheryl K auditions for 'American Idol'; duets with Lionel Richie


Watch Cheryl K sing 'Endless Love' with Lionel Richie on 'American Idol'! Photo: Cheryl K/Instagram

You heard her on Crazy Rich Asians. Now watch her audition on American Idol.

Shah Alam, Selangor native Cheryl Koh, who goes by her stage name Cheryl K, auditioned for Season 19 of the popular reality singing series, American Idol.

The episode, which aired March 7, saw the 24-year-old sing for a shot at stardom in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

Cheryl K, who is a big fan of Richie, performed a duet of Endless Love with him. She also got him to autograph her original copy of his 1981 Endless Love vinyl with Diana Ross.

"You brought tears and wonderful memories to my eyes today," Ritchie tweeted about Cheryl K, along with a snippet of her audition.

The Malaysian singer unfortunately didn't make it through to the next round.

She first shot to fame in 2018 singing the opening song of the Hollywood film, Crazy Rich Asians, a cover of Motown classic Money (That’s What I Want) by Barrett Strong.

Based in Los Angeles, Cheryl K graduated in 2017 with a bachelor of science in business administration and a minor in music industry. She is now actively pursuing a career in music.

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