Katherine Nicole "Nikki" McKibbin (born September 28, 1978 in Grand Prairie, Texas) is an American rock singer-songwriter who finished third in the debut season of the reality television series American Idol. Prior to American Idol, McKibbin appeared in the first season of Popstars. In May 2007 she released her debut album, Unleashed. She also appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in order to address issues with drugs and alcohol. McKibbin has been sober since 2008.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

McKibbin is married and has a son, Tristen Langley, from a previous relationship. During the auditions of Season 13, Tristen auditioned and made it to Hollywood, the first time a past American Idol finalist's child has auditioned. Nikki was with him at his audition in Austin, Texas. However, Tristen was cut at the very beginning of Hollywood Week.

Discography[edit | edit source]


  •  Unleashed (2007)


  •  Psychotrip (2012) (EP with the band Love Stricken Demise)

Season 1
Kelly Clarkson · Justin Guarini · Nikki McKibbin · Tamyra Gray · R.J. Helton · Christina Christian · Ryan Starr · A.J. Gil · Jim Verraros · EJay Day
Christopher Aaron · Kelli Glover · Alexis Lopez · Angela Peel · Chris Badano · Khaleef Chiles · Kristin Holt · Tanesha Ross · Melanie Sanders · Mark Scott · Alexandra Bachelier · Jamar · Jazmin Lowery · Gil Sinuet · Tenia Taylor · Natalie Burge · Rodesia Eaves · Brad Estrin · Adriel Herrera · Justinn Waddell
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