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Former American Idol Contestant working on single

VPM: The Unbreakable Spirit of Shayy

VPM: Shayy Gets real about her American Idol Experience

Today's Agent of Change:Female Activism in VA

Guest Speaker for Carol Center for The Blind


RFM: Meet Shayy Winn! The Voice of Inspiration

Mixed 98.1: Shayy Winn w/ Kat Simmons

Richmond Free Press: Today's Agent of Change

Idol Thoughts : Shayy Winn Reflects Her Time in The Spotlight

American Idol Declares The Best Audition of All Time

Chesterfield Teen brings Lionel Ritchie to tears during American Idol Audition

Richmond Times Dispatch Blind Chesterfield Student Shayy Winn gets ticket to Hollywood after wowing 'American Idol' Judges

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Richmond Times Dispatch Update

Virginia Currents : Shayy Winn

Blind Virginia Teen competing on American Idol hopes to Inspire others with disabilities

Cosmopolitan : Meet Some of the Best 'American Idol' Contestants on Season 17

Richmond Times Dispatch: American Idol Hopeful: Chesterfield Student who lost her sight gets gets two golden tickets to 'Idol Auditions'

Gold Derby: Idoljudges ready themselves for backlash after eliminating Shayy.

Chesterfield Observer: Shayy eliminated on American Idol

TDHS Student has sight sets set on'Idol'

Chesterfield Shayy Winn will appear on the finale of 'Idol'

  1. Here are a few articles of Shayy's Journey



Women On The Move | Shayy Winn

Editor’s Note

If you’re an American Idol fan you may have followed our Featured Woman On The Move for April. Shayy Winn captured America’s heart from the moment of her audition where she sang Rise Up by Andra Day. 

While losing eyesight is never easy Shayy demonstrates resilience and pushes through during the tough times. Choosing to hone her craft through hard work and courage are the keys to her success. 

As a legally blind artist, Shayy showed the world how she had to ‘rise up’ during the competition. We are so honored to share part of her story with you via video and the transcript which has been edited for clarity. Enjoy! ~Steph

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