Her identity? 80s new wave legend's
daughter auditions for American Idol.
American Idol has "nepo-babies." Last season, Chad Smith's daughters Ava Maybee and Zaréh competed. This season, we've had Haven Madison (whose father, Jason Roy,
fronts Grammy-nominated Christian band Building 429), Lyric Medeiros (daughter of adult contemporary crooner Glenn “Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You” Medeiros),
Cay Aliese (daughter of late America's Got Talent/The Voice contestant Nolan Neal), and McKayla Stacey, who was "literally born into Idol" when her dad,
Season 6 finalist Phil Stacey, tried out for the show while
Kaya Stewart and her father, David Stewart, arrived Sunday.
Dave Stewart. "My dad was in a band called the Eurythmics," Kaya stated casually. Dave Stewart—new wave legend!
Kaya always calls Dave Dad.
“When I was born, my dad was on tour, and I was going to shows in my mom's tummy,” she remarked. I've always played. I always knew my career.
I always played.”
When the elder Stewart emerged Sunday to accompany his rising singer-songwriter daughter on guitar,
he said his Idol performance was "more tough than being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" and seemed genuinely, even endearingly worried.
Dave has several show connections. Simon Fuller, American Idol's creator and original executive producer, has managed Eurythmics frontwoman Annie Lennox for years;
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