The “American Idol” results show on Wednesday featured three performers. David Cook and Ke$ha, you’ve probably heard of. Cook won “Idol” two years ago, and Ke$ha has one of the biggest singles of the past year in “Tik Tok.”
Orianthi has a hit too — her song “According to You” is currently No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After her performance on Wednesday’s (March 17) “Idol,” it may go a little higher.
So, here are a few things you might not know about Orianthi:
– Her full name is Orianthi Panagaris. She’s 25 and hails from Adelaide, Australia.
– At 18, she played with Carlos Santana at a sound check for one of his shows in Adelaide and then ended up joining him on stage later that night.
– She gained notice in the U.S. as part of Carrie Underwood’s backing band at the 2009 Grammys.
– Following the Grammy performance, Michael Jackson tapped her to be part of his “This Is It” tour; she’s also featured in the movie.
Here’s her performance from “Idol” Wednesday night.
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