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Joanne Borgella (May 29, 1982 - October 18, 2014) was a contestant in Season 7 of American Idol.

For more about her life, see Joanne Borgella/Personal.


JoAnne auditioned in Philadelphia. She sang "I Love You" by Celine Dion. Although Simon voted "no", Randy and Paula voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

JoAnne's stay at Hollywood was not televised much, but she did manage to make the judges' final fifty. During the final deliberation, it was revealed that she had made the Top 24 instead of Cardin McKinney.

Top 24[]

Joanne sang "I Say a Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick. She was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week, eliminating her from the competition.


  • Prior to her audition, she performed at Madison Square Garden for a college football game.


  • On October 18, 2014, Borgella passed away from a rare form of endometrial cancer that spread to her brain. She was 32 years old.

Season 7
David Cook · David Archuleta · Syesha Mercado  · Jason Castro · Brooke White · Carly Smithson · Kristy Lee Cook · Michael Johns · Ramiele Malubay · Chikezie · Amanda Overmyer · David Hernandez
Danny Noriega · Asia'h Epperson · Luke Menard · Kady Malloy · Robbie Carrico · Alaina Whitaker · Alexandréa Lushington · Jason Yeager · Colton Berry · Joanne Borgella · Amy Davis · Garrett Haley