'American Idol': Thia Megia was 'America's Got Talent' semi-finalist

thia-megia-americas-got-talent.jpg"American Idol's" Milwaukee auditions featured a bevvy of 15-year-old auditionees. One of them was Thia Megia and right away that name rang a bell with us.

Turns out she was a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent" back in 2009. She initially auditioned with Jennifer Holliday's "I Am Changing" and we remember it was very good. Her version of Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" was not as strong, but she still has some great talent, especially for her age. We wrote this about her the night she was eliminated:

"The judges go Piers voting for Thia because she's progressed (that's debatable), Sharon voting for Arcadian and The Hoff voting for Arcadian Broad. Thia can go try out for 'American Idol' in two years, she'll be fine."

Clearly, we are psychic. Here is Thia's "AGT" performance and her "Idol" audition. It was very good, we hope to see her go far on the show. And hey, she beats the heck out of the "Idol"-"AGT" crossover from last year.







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