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Kaibrienne 'KB' Richins (born May 22, 2003),[1][2] known mononymously as Kaibrienne, was a contestant on Season 22 of American Idol.


Kaibrienne auditioned in Los Angeles. She sang "Something in the Orange" by Zach Bryan. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Hollywood Rounds[]

Kaibrienne was shown at Idol Arena, singing "How Could You?" by Jessie Murph. She was subsequently seen in a montage of contestants who survived the round, alongside Nya, Kennedy Reid, Ajii, Ziggy, Elleigh Marie, and Michael Rice. For her final solo performance, she sang "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the Final Judgment, she was called up alongside Alyssa Raghu. The judges could not decide between the two, so a sing-off occurred. Kaibrienne sang "Shallow" by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper. Afterwards, the judges told her that she did enough to become a Top 24 finalist.

Top 24 (Hawaii Round)[]

Kaibrienne was mentored by Tori Kelly in Group 1. She sang "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 20[]

Kaibrienne sang an original song called "girl i am now". She received enough votes to place amongst the Top 10 in the results, making her a Top 14 finalist. In celebration, she sang "Zombie" by The Cranberries.

Top 14[]

Kaibrienne sang "I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. She received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 12[]

Kaibrienne sang "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus. She received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 10[]

Kaibrienne sang "Here Without You" by 3 Doors Down. She received enough votes to be considered "safe".

Top 8[]

Kaibrienne sang "traitor" by Olivia Rodrigo, as chosen by Katy Perry. She also sang Perry's "Wide Awake" in a quartet, along with Julia Gagnon, Abi Carter, and McKenna Faith Breinholt. When the results were revealed, Kaibrienne, alongside McKenna, received the lowest number of votes. Although Katy won the Judges' Song Contest, she opted not to save Kaibrienne, thereby eliminating her from the competition.

List of Performances[]

Stage Song Artist Result
Audition "Something in the Orange" Zach Bryan Advanced
Hollywood: Idol Arena "How Could You?" Jessie Murph Advanced
Showstopper Round "Simple Man" Lynyrd Skynyrd Sing-Off
Final Judgment "Shallow" (vs. Alyssa Raghu) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Top 24
Top 24 (Hawaii) "Heaven" Bryan Adams Safe
Top 20 "girl i am now" Kaibrienne Top 14
"Zombie" The Cranberries Victory Song
Top 14 "I Hate Myself for Loving You" Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Safe
Top 12 "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus Safe
Top 10 "Here Without You" 3 Doors Down Safe
Top 8 "traitor" Olivia Rodrigo Eliminated
"Wide Awake"
(w/ Abi Carter, Julia Gagnon,
& McKenna Faith Breinholt)
Katy Perry


  • Kaibrienne was diagnosed, in fourth grade, with Hashimoto's Disease:[3] an autoimmune disorder which affects the thyroid, causing symptoms such as irregular moods/emotions, fatigue, stiff joints, and a myriad of other painful issues.[4]
  • Kaibrienne's father started recording videos of her singing in the car while he drove around, which later went viral on TikTok.[5]
  • Kaibrienne has went through a cycle of moniker alterations on the show: her nickname, KB, at her audition; her full name encapsulating the former: Kaibrienne 'KB' Richins; and finally, dropping the surname and nickname to be known mononymously as Kaibrienne.

Quick Links[]

  1. Kaibrienne on TikTok
  2. Kaibrienne on Spotify
  3. Kaibrienne on Instagram
  4. Kaibrienne on Facebook