Background[edit | edit source]
La'Porsha Renae was a call representative from McComb, Mississippi, when she tried out for the show. At sixteen, she tried out for Season 10 of American Idol. After her college graduation at the age of twenty-two, she was a former victim of domestic abuse. After a year, she separated from her husband and moved to McComb with her one-month-old daughter, Nayalee Keya.
American Idol[edit | edit source]
La'Porsha auditioned in Little Rock, Arkansas, with "Creep" by Radiohead and received a ticket to Hollywood. She advanced passed Hollywood's Lines of Ten, Group Round, and performed "Roar" by Katy Perry for her Hollywood Solo round. She then advanced to Showcase week where she performed "The House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals and advanced to the Top 24. During the Top 24, she performed "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and performed a duet with Fantasia Barrino singing "Summertime" by Janis Joplin. Afterwards, she advanced to the Top 14 where she received a designated spot in the Top 10 and didn't perform for America's Vote. During the Top 10 she performed "Diamonds" by Rihanna and advanced to the Top 8. During the Top 8, she performed "Halo" by Beyonce; her result is to be announced.
Performances[edit | edit source]
|Hollywood Week, Part 1||First Solo||"Roar"||Katy Perry|
|Hollywood Week, Part 2||Group Round||"Stayin' Alive"||Bee Gees|
|Hollywood Week, Part 3||Second Solo||Not aired|
|Final Judgment||Final Solo||"The House of the Rising Sun"||The Animals|
|Top 24||Contestant's choice||"Proud Mary"||Tina Turner|
|Top 10||Contestant's choice||"Diamonds"||Rihanna|
|Top 8||Idol Grammy Award Hits||"Halo"||Beyoncé|
|Top 6||American Idol All Time Song Book||"See You Again"
duet with Trent Harmon
|Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth|
|"Come Together"||The Beatles|
|Top 5||America's Twitter Song Choice||"Ready for Love"||India.Arie|
|"No More Drama"||Mary J. Blige|
|Top 4||Classic Rock||"Wanted Dead or Alive"||Bon Jovi|
|Top 3||Hometown Dedication||"Glory"||Common (rapper) and John Legend|
|Scott Borchetta's Choice||"Stay with Me "||Lorraine Ellison|
|Top 2||Winner's single||"Battles"||La'Porsha Renae|
|Simon Fuller's Choice||"A House Is Not a Home"||Dionne Warwick|
|Finale||Finale show||"It Takes Two "
small duet with Trent Harmon
|Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston|
Post Idol[edit | edit source]
Hours after the end of American Idol, Renae announced that she had been signed to Big Machine and Motown Records. Mentor and Big Machine Label Group CEO, Scott Borchetta told Billboard the reason for the signing is "Because of the overwhelming fan demand and success of the farewell season of American Idol." Ethiopia Habtemariam, president of MoTown Records will oversee Renae's album. In a post-Idol interview about her plans, Renae indicated she would be leaving Mississippi, and when asked about the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, an anti-LGBT law in her home state she said "I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn't brought up that way." Renae's single "Battles" debuted at number 22 on the US R&B singles chart with a first-week sales total of 7,000.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- "Battles" (2016)
External Links[edit | edit source]
- La'Porsha Renae Instagram
- La'Porsha Renae Facebook
- La'Porsha Renae Twitter
- La'Porsha Renae on Insstar.com
- La'Porsha Renae on Insstars.com
- La'Porsha Renae on Instagweb.com
- La'Porsha Renae on Buzzcentcom
|Trent Harmon ·La'Porsha Renae ·Dalton Rapattoni ·MacKenzie Bourg ·Sonika Vaid ·Tristan McIntosh ·Lee Jean ·Avalon Young ·Gianna Isabella ·Olivia Rox|