Nashae’s audition in front of the celebrity judges will premier on American Idol at 8 p.m. Thursday on FOX.
“I thank my mom for being such a strong, dominant motivator. If it wasn’t for her and my brother to keep on the legacy of my father, I don’t think I would be this far. I thank her and everyone else who believed in me and encouraged me. Singing is something I just really truly enjoy.”