Credit: Michael Becker/FOX ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Adriana Latonio Performs in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 1

We barely caught a glimpse of American Idol season 12 contender Adriana Latonio during Hollywood Week, so when she took to the stage for her solo performance during the Las Vegas round, we didn’t know what to expect.
To say that the big voice that came from that tiny Filipina girl took us by surprise is a huge understatement. The Anchorage, Alaska, native took to the stage like she owned it and belted out a flawless (as far as we could tell) rendition of “Ain’t No Way”.


As Nicki Minaj said when re-reading her notes aloud, “Little tiny thing, but commands the stage as soon as she walks out.”
Having survived the Sudden Death round, Adriana already secured a highly coveted spot in the Top 20 of American Idol 2013. In doing so, she had to say goodbye to her Idol bestie, Shubha Vedula. So how far does she get on American Idol 2013?


We should get more of an idea when she performs tomorrow night for the American Idol 2013 semi-finals in Las Vegas. If she keeps her performances on par with that last one, we think the petite, beautiful starlet could go far -- very, very far.

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Adriana Latonio Sing "Ain’t No Way" in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 1