Lauren Daigle

via FirstLadyB:

Lauren Daigle made her return to American Idol Sunday as a celebrity mentor, years after being voted off.

Lauren told the contestants that the singing competition show was instrumental in giving her something to believe in.

“When I was 17, I tried out for American Idol. I look back on that, 10 years ago, and I think, man, the journey has been so incredible. Like it really has. This show gave me something to believe in, it really did,” the Grammy award-winning artist said to the American Idol finalists.

Lauren Daigle appeared on the show 10 years ago when she was 17. Even though Daigle got a “no” from the judges at the time, she has become a force in the Christian music community. Her latest single “You Say” has been a crossover hit, winning her multiple Billboard Music Awards.