MK Nobilette – American Idol 13 – Top 31 – Contestant Page


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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MK Nobilette was shown briefly during the San Francisco auditions, part of a montage of hopefuls. The 20 year old student’s passionate a cappella rendition of Gladys Knight’s “If I Were Your Woman” got her through to Hollywood.

The singer, who also performs with the stage name, Emkay Brazil, explained why she came to American Idol with a “really unique style” that’s “a lot different from a lot of other people.”

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She further explains that she doesn’t “look like someone who sings like I sing,” Indeed, MK’s tomboy style could could set people to speculate about her sexuality. But there’s not much to gossip about. She’s an out and proud lesbian, with a girlfriend who named Casey Ellis who refers to MK as her wife, and isn’t shy about supporting her girl on social media.

The only reason I think this is important, is that it will be interesting to see if the new producers encourage contestants to be completely open about who they are in every way. Will MK talk about her girlfriend in video packages and in interviews? It would be a first for Idol.

In her “Road To Hollywood” interview, MK reveals that her Aunt Betsy, who loves the show, encouraged her to audition for the show. “What have you got to lose?” said her aunt.

Although Jennifer Lopez said no to her audition, MK ain’t mad. She says she also got a lot of constructive criticism from the judge that she plans to incorporate as she moves on. MK describes her “lower set voice” as “raspy” and “soulful” and hopes to bring something new to the competition.

The Little Mermaid and singer/songwriter, Allen Stone, are musical inspirations.

Check out MK’s Instagram and Vine pages.

A few pre-Idol pre-Idol performances.

A casual performance of John Legend’s “So High” at the Kate Wolf Festival

Singing on the streets of San Francisco

MK performs a Price Tag/Who’s Loving You with a singing partner at the famed intersection, Haight and Ashbury

Emkay Brazil and Julie Indelicato cover “Broken Down” by Kevin Hammond

Another street concert.

San Francisco Audition

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Road to Hollywood

This is Real

Final Judgement – A Team by Ed Sheeran

MK came out as gay during her Final Judgement interview.

Rush Week – All of Me by John Legend

Top 13 – Satisfaction by Allen Stone

Top 12 – Drops of Jupiter by Train

Top 11 – To Make You Feel My Love

Top 10 – Perfect by Pink

MK Sings “All of Me” for the Save

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