See the American Idol Audition That Made Jennifer Lopez Cry

When American Idol's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told season 10 was the female contestants' time to shine, he was right.

Case in point: Thursday's New Orleans singer Paris Tassin, who performed a cover of Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home" that moved judge Jennifer Lopez to tears.

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The mother of a special needs daughter, Tassin, 23, says the lyrics of Underwood's hit were especially significant to her.

"When you sang, I really felt it," Lopez (who has 2-year-old twins with singer Marc Anthony) told Tassin. "I knew [the song] meant something to you."

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Tassin told the judges her daughter, born with hydrocephalus, inspires her to sing.

"I [sing] for my daughter, because I want to teach her to go for your dreams, do everything you want to do in your life and be happy," the contestant said.

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Revisit Tassin's Hollywood Week-worthy American Idol performance in the clip above.

Idol airs Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. (EST) on Fox.

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