Keia Johnson is American Idol Season 9 Hopeful

January 13, 2010

Keia Johnson shined during her audition for American Idol season 9 Tuesday night, but does she have what it takes to go all the way? Get the story here, along with photos and video.


In just two short nights, there have been some glimmering hopefuls to stand in front of the judges. They have laid it all on the line in hopes of at least moving on to the next round. Episode 2 of Season 9 set its sights on Atlanta, where talent didn’t seem to be hard to find.

One stand out on Wednesday night’s episode was Keia Johnson. If you do a simple search for her online, you’ll find that she already has some Youtube videos out there showcasing her abilities. There is a nice performance of Erykah Badu’s ‘On and On’ that she apparently did at a wedding. The clip provides energetic, emotional vocals, that even come off as slightly polished.

So when she stepped into the audition room to face the panel of judges, which included R&B mastermind Mary J Blige, it was her time to shine. Her swagger was thrown off just a bit by Simon, who found humor in the fact that she at one point competed in Miss America, only to walk away as Miss Congeniality. Hardy-Har-Har Simon.

All of the joking was put aside as she began to belt out Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On.’ Her voice proved to be strong, and her steady smile throughout gave her all of the congeniality and ‘it’ factor the judges were looking for. Not surprisingly though, Simon acted unimpressed. But a quick look at Kara’s face said it all.

Expect to see more of her in the near future because she was sent to Hollywood with a unanimous decision.

Check out a some video of Keia Johnson below.

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