American Idol XIII Top 31 Contestant #12


I’ll be posting several American Idol Top 31 contestants previews every day in the run up to the American Idol XIII premiere on January 15.

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Bria Anai Johnson was only 13 years old in 2010 when she performed Christina Aguilera’s song “Makes me Wanna Pray” in this video. At such a young age, the girl definitely has something going on. Her youthful exuberance is infectious.

Bria is apparently 16 now, and seems to be doing a solid job of promoting herself. Check out her Twitter, Facebook and Youtube channel. She also has a Soundcloud with what seem to be original songs. Bria has a fresh, contemporary sound. Urban singers have had a tough time on Idol. Lets see if the new producers do a better job of promoting them. This girl is pretty good!


Why does this song sound familiar to me?

Be Mine

According to her Facebook profile, Bria attends the DeKalb School for the Arts in Atlanta, GA. She’s lived in both Decatur and Lithonia, Georgia. She also took part in a play called  Superstar Dreamz: The Musical.  It looks like some sort of Fame deal.

Her Youtube channel is full of covers from the likes of Adele, Etta James, Beyonce, Jesse J., Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars and more. There’s a song “Boyz Talkin ‘Bout” that she calls her next single.

Are You That Somebody by Aliya/Boyz Talkin Bout – Original Song

When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

Etta James – All I Could Do Was Cry

Bria Anai Johnson – American Idol XIII – Atlanta Auditions

Bria Anai Johnson – American Idol XIII – Road to Hollywood

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