*“American Idol” Season 15 runner-up La’Porsha Renae has reworked “Battles,” the song she performed on the April season finale, to serve as the theme song for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team as they compete in the Rio Olympics.
“Battles (Gold Medal Mix)” is now available for download on iTunes. It will also be included on her Motown debut due out this November.
Click the link in the tweet below to sample the track:
— La’Porsha~Renae (@laporsharenae) August 5, 2016
According to Billboard, the song was brought to NBC’s attention by “American Idol” producer Megan Michaels, whose father, David, is NBC’s producer for women’s gymnastics.
The song — with the lyrics “We all got battles/there will always be hurt, there will always be pain/ but that’s what makes us who we are/we all got journeys written in the stars/ just know that you’re loved and that you’re enough/and your dreams won’t be that far” — will be featured throughout the competition.
Watch La’Porsha perform the original version of the song below: