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Fil-Am Malaya Watson Makes It to Top 13 of American Idol (Video)

"It's Malaya. It means 'free'" 16-year-old Filipino-American Malaya Watson told the judges of American Idol during the announcement of the Top 13 to teach them the right pronunciation of her tagalog name.

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Southfield, Michigan native Malaya is born of an African American Father and a Filipina mother named Marian Bandico. She’s a tuba player.

Watch her journey to the show’s Top 13 here:

2 Comments on Fil-Am Malaya Watson Makes It to Top 13 of American Idol (Video)

  1. GO MALAYA! WE’RE PROUD OF YOU!

  2. theLegalHusband // February 22, 2014 at 11:52 am //

    another Jessica Sanchez in the making!!!
    Im looking forward to her journey on AI….

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