Gianna Isabella “American Idol” Audition Video: Brenda K. Starr’s Daughter Wows Judges With “House Of The Rising Sun”

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Gianna Isabella American Idol Audition Video

By Shari Weiss |

Gianna Isabella American Idol Audition Video


Brenda K. Starr‘s daughter Gianna Isabella wowed on “American Idol” on Wednesday. Watch below!

Gianna’s audition kicked off the third episode of season 15. The excited teen said her famous mama “taught me everything I know,” and the “I Still Believe” singer accompanied her to the Philadelphia try-outs. “I would say she’s my idol,” Gianna said, “so I just want to show her all her hard work of teaching me is paying off.”

The 15-year-old nailed “House Of The Rising Sun,” and Jennifer Lopez told her, “Your mommy would be proud.” The superstar then asked Gianna to bring her mother into the audition room. The two stars reminisced about their previous interactions, and Keith Urban even gave Starr his seat at the judges’ table.

Harry Connick, Jr. asked the Latin Grammy nominee, “If you were gonna vote, what would you say?” Starr answered, “I would tell her she made it, because she works so hard… Her friends go out and party, she stays home and writes and sings.” Connick then told her, “You’ve given her a lot, maybe you can give her one of these,” passing over a golden ticket to Hollywood.

An ecstatic Gianna gloated afterward that, thanks to her mom, she received not three yesses, but four. It’s worth noting, though, that she’s also a former “X Factor” contestant. Check out the “Idol” video below!


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