She has a golden heart and a golden voice.

Keep the name Lily Meola in mind. This 27-year-old woman used to have it all.

Lily is a Maui, Hawaii-based singer and songwriter who was enjoying her “daydream.”

She got signed to a major label and even had the opportunity to tour with Willie Nelson.

Then she performed alongside Steven Tyler, Kris Kristofferson, and Sammy Hagar.

Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Cat Stevens, and James Taylor are among Meola’s musical influences.

Standing in front of Howie Mandel, one of the judges. Meola performed an original song for Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell, eliciting tears from the crowd and Klum.

“Daydreams,” her original tune, has changed through time. It was written while everything was going well for her, including a promising future in music because she had everyone’s support.

“I wrote it when everything was absolutely gorgeous and I was basically living my daydream.” I had a record deal with a major label. I had a publishing contract. I was hatching butterflies. It was very magical. So that’s where it came from.”

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