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Erica Danielle Rhodes, later known professionally as Danielle Vega (born February 4, 1986) was a contestant on Season 9 of American Idol.


Erica auditioned in Dallas. She sang "Free Your Mind" by En Vogue dressed as a dominatrix complete with a whip. All four judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

She was shown in a montage of unsuccessful contestants from the second day.


  • Prior to auditioning for Idol, she had a three year stint as Kim on the children's TV show Barney and Friends.