Bria Anai, 15, Performs “Amazing” Adele Cover on American Idol — WATCH VIDEO!
Bria Anai proved that you can’t judge a book by its cover on Thursday’s “American Idol.” The 15-year-old entered her Atlanta audition in a midriff-bearing outfit with sparkly purple lipstick and talking about her “momager.” And then she slayed “One and Only” by Adele.
Harry Connick Jr. admitted he had predicted in his head that Anai wouldn’t have a good voice. He then marveled at not only how wrong he was, but also over the fact that she possesses such talent at such a young age. “That’s impossible,” he told her.
Keith Urban told her, “I love the way you sing,” and Jennifer Lopez said she loved Anai’s sparkly lips “only because you can sing like that.” “It was amazing,” she exclaimed.
Anai’s audition was a classic “American Idol” bait-and-switch. The package set Anai up to be one of those cocky contestants that viewers would then see can’t actually sing to save their life. This time, however, there was a much happier ending as Anai was able to put the mic where her mouth is (so to speak). Now she has a golden ticket to Hollywood Week.
As Gossip Cop has reported, season 13 of “American Idol” judge began last week. Anai is definitely one of the surprising standouts so far.