Thia auditioned in Milwaukee. She sang "Chasing Pavements" by Adele. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.
Thia was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, singing "Summertime". On the third round, she sang "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. She was placed in Deliberation Room 4, along with Naima Adedapo, Carson Higgins, Julie Zorrilla, Jovany Barreto, Rachel Zevita and Scotty McCreery. Everyone in her room advanced.
Las Vegas Round
For her final solo performance back in Hollywood, she sang "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban. At the final deliberation, she was called up alongside Jessica Cunningham and she was told that Jessica advanced to the Top 24 and she did not.
Thia sang "Out Here On My Own" by Irene Cara. She was placed in the Top 5 girls with the highest number of votes, making her a Top 13 finalist.
- Prior to auditioning for American Idol, Thia appeared on the fourth season of America's Got Talent. She made it all the way to Top 40 before getting eliminated.
|Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones|
|Jovany Barreto · Kendra Chantelle · Robbie Rosen · Jordan Dorsey · Clint Jun Gamboa · Tim Halperin · Brett Loewenstern · Lauren Turner · Ta-Tynisa Wilson · Rachel Zevita · Julie Zorrilla|