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Name: Adriana Latonio
While we didn’t see much of Adriana Latonio during the girls’ American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, the pint-sized Anchorage, Alaska, native commanded the stage for a rousing rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way” for her solo performance during the Las Vegas round.
The 17-year-old beauty goes to East High School in Anchorage, where she is an honor student. And don’t expect her success on American Idol to give her a big head, as the musical director at Adriana’s school describes her as “Just the nicest kid. Not an ounce of arrogance or pretentiousness.” And a friend there describes her as “always bubbly and happy.” Adriana has one sister and a huge extended family with roots in the Philippines.
Like many of her fellow hopefuls, Adriana has been singing since she was young. She sang for her talent in the Little Miss Philippines pageant, and she opened for a concert at West High School which was headlined by Filipino superstar Sheryn Regis. A multi-talented performer, Adriana can dance (she’s a member of East’s Dance Contempo group) and act, having performed in her high school’s performance of Once Upon a Mattress last year.
American Idol Season: 12 (2013)
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Audition: Adriana Latonio auditioned for American Idol 2013 Season 12 in Oklahoma City, OK. Her audition video was not aired on the show during the audition rounds. She was given a golden ticket to move on to Hollywood Week.
Hollywood Week A Capella Round: During the ladies' Hollywood Week, Adriana Latonio's performance for the a capella round was not shown. She was moved on to the group round.
Hollywood Week Group Round: During the ladies' Hollywood Week, Adriana Latonio's performance for the group round was not shown. She was moved on to the solo round.
Hollywood Week Solo Round: During the ladies' Hollywood Week, Adriana Latonio's performance for the solo round was not shown. She was selected by the judges to move on to the Top 40 to compete in Las Vegas.
Top 40/Las Vegas Round 1: This is the first time Adriana's performance was shown on air. She sang “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin. She received a standing ovation and praise from all four judges. She was selected to move on to the Season 12 Top 20.
Top 10 Girls: Despite her promise to "kill it" during tonight's performance, Adriana's rendition of Destiny's Child's "Stand Up For Love" did not impress the judges like her last performance did. Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson both agreed it felt pageanty, and Keith Urban and Mariah Carey didn't think the song choice suited Adriana's voice.
- Marnie Brodersen