Zoanette Johnson Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You” (VIDEO)

American Idol 12 Top 40 contestant, Zoanette Johnson, brings something entirely new to her cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” And that “something new” includes sounds akin to a party of dying cats. Zoanette sings notes I had no idea even existed.

But don’t let that stop you from pushing play. I could never figure out whether our Lion Queen was serious, or just pulling our legs.  If the singing wasn’t enough, her “emoting” made the song even better! Whatever it is she’s doing here, I laughed out loud several times.

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  • zaclona77

    would I be the guy she’s singing about, I’d be afraid… very, very afraid….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Oh no, oh Lawd. Who’s idea was this? Is that a dog walking behind her?

  • jms

    Again, can we replace Lazaro with her? At least then we’d get some entertainment while someone’s robbing someone else of a spot in the competition :P.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    MJ wrote:

    Whatever it is she’s doing here, I laughed out loud several times.

    Me too! I thought that it was hilarious! lmao!

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Love it. Hilarious!

  • Miz

    LOL, my cat just went flying out of the house. I don’t think he’s a fan.

  • H.A.

    LOL, I adore her. She cracks me up. I read she has several Broadway auditions coming up along with other opportunities. Good for her. She’s one of the most lulz contestants Idol has ever had.

  • Face

    WOW… what can I say… I think one of my windows just cracked…
    shame she isn’t British… she could come over here and audition for this years X Factor… she’d definitely get picked by Louis Walsh to be this years Jedward/Wagner/Rylan…
    I didn’t see any of her in Hollywood, semis… but VFTW must’ve wet themselves when she made it to top 40… I must go and search her out on YT…

  • halo9125


    I experienced a totally different set of emotions than I did listening to the original.

    And is it me, or does her “backdrop” look like something out of a porn shoot? #SMH

  • sue

    I miss Zoanette so much!!!!!!!! lols

  • stef


  • justmefornow

    LMFAO! Loved it!
    Idol should just run this on a loop for 2 hrs tomorrow instead of a performance show from that comatose group.
    This is ratings gold.

  • alar borja

    yup .. it was a dog..

    Wonder if Keith, Nicki, Mariah and Randy each got a complementary vid. They seem to love her..

  • DragonFly

    I’m easily fooled, so is this (meant) to be a serious cover?–she sounds sincere in her lead-in to the performance but…. I honestly can’t tell if she is a “gotcha” act loving the attn. or what she’s going for. Some laugh all the way to the bank but I’m not yet convinced of her take on herself. Is she laughing with?

  • abbysee

    Its like the evil spirits of 5 different kinds of singers reside in her body, and this was the exorcism!

  • mtthew

    i can’t. I CAN’T. like there are some really nice, tender moments in there… and then there are some really… not so nice, tender moments in there.

    god bless you zoanette. i never knew one person could make me feel so many emotions at one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579290324 Michael Bishop

    There are some elements of nice tone in there. I think with a vocal coach and the right song, she could be “ok”. She tries to sing too over the top, so I’m not sure if she’s serious.

  • http://twitter.com/THEROCPRINCE Cory Patrick

    She was joking right? I hope so.

  • http://twitter.com/THEROCPRINCE Cory Patrick

    Okay, I literally bussed out in laughter at 4:15-4:23, What was that?! LMAO

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  • mtlfan2

    thanks for the laugh mj lololololololol

  • http://twitter.com/vortexpanel vortexpanel

    What’s scary is that English is her first language.

  • Montavilla

    That is what makes this girl a star.

  • http://pinoyambisyoso.com/ Ambo

    Epic lols

  • LeoCS

    It was mroe entertaining than the whole Top9 last week.

  • HKfan

    This isn’t serious is it?? it must be a piss take……….embarassingly bad!

  • Joey

    you made it that long?!?