We couldn’t find much on American Idol 2013 contestant Christina Isabelle Pasqualone before the season started, and here’s why -- she no longer goes by Christina and now goes by Isabelle! And, unlike many of her season 12 peers, this is her first go-round on Idol.
The attractive singer sat down with American Idol to do her Road to Hollywood interview, during which she revealed that the singers she likes to perform the most are Whitney, Celine, and Mariah (no last names needed, of course). If you’re a longtime Idol watcher like we are, this raises some red flags, as the judges don’t usually like the hopefuls who take on these icons unless they can do it with near perfection. Having made the top 20 girls, however, we know that this Duluth, GA, native must have something special.
Isabelle’s favorite past American Idol contestant is Kelly Clarkson, as she’s so “real” and “inspiring.” The seemingly sweet hopeful also said she’s very excited Mariah is on the judging panel, as she has always wanted to bring the great singers back -- “someone who can just stand on stage and connect with the audience...and really just make it about the voice.”
Sadly for Isabelle, she made it all the way to the Top 40, but failed to impress the judges enough in the first night of the Vegas rounds and was sent home.
Watch all of Isaelle's performances from American Idol 2013 below.