The 15-year-old Filipino-American chose to sing Colors of the Wind as she thought the lyrics suit perfectly with what's happening in the world today. But she confessed that she didn't have much choice since they had to pick a song from their birth year, which for her was 1995. She also thought it was the best song out of all the choices that she had (or was given).
Comments from the judges:
Randy Jackson: You've been singing all these ballads every week. For me, it was very boring I felt like I was at some pageant somewhere... There was nothing specially unique about it and you have the talent so I mean maybe a different kind of song this time.
Steven Tyler: I think you sang it beautifully, you have a beautiful voice.
Jennifer Lopez: When we first saw you, Thia, we loved the quality and tone of your voice... also I hear in your vibrato i'm not sure if it's nervousness or that's the quality of your vibrato. Either way, I don't wanna think about that so it feels like that needs a little bit of working on, too.