VIDEO: IDOL's Zoanette Earns Standing 'O' With Lion King's 'Circle of Life'
On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, 20-year-old Zoanette Johnson from Tulsa, OK brought the judges to their feet and Nicki Minaj to tears with her stirring rendition of The Lion King's "The Circle Of Life." Check out the performance below!
Last night from Las Vegas, the second group of girl semifinalists faced the Sudden Death Round on the stage of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage. Then, in a dramatic conclusion, judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban announced the final five Girls who will join the 10 semifinalists announced last week in this season's Top 20.
The final set of girl semifinalists are Janelle Arthur, 23, from Oliver Springs, TN; Aubrey Cleland, 19, from West Linn, OR; Candice Glover, 23, St. Helena Island, SC; Zoanette Johnson, 20, from Tulsa, OK; and Breanna Steer, 18, from LaPlace, LA.
The five Girls who made it through to the Top 20 tonight join the 10 semifinalists who made it through last week: Girls - Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Adriana Latonio, Angela Miller and Tenna Torres; Guys - Charlie Askew, Curtis Finch Jr., Paul Jolley, Elijah Liu and Devin Velez.
Tune in tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the final group of guys - Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Josh Holiday, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Bryant Tadeo, BurNell Taylor, Mathenee Treco and David Oliver Willis - perform with the hope of claiming one of the five remaining spots, and the Top 20 are announced.