Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting to Know American Idol's Thia Megia!

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American Idol Season's 10's Thia Mega is only 16 and comes from Mountain House, California. Thia auditioned for the 10th Season of Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she got her 'Golden Ticket' to Hollywood. She was one of the Top 5 female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13. Thia is the youngest finalist to ever appear on Idol because they changed the minimum age limit to 15 this season.

Thia has amazing poise and stage-presence for a singer so young. With her beauty, gorgeous gowns, sweet smile and personality ~ not to mention the amazing range and power of he voice ~ the fans and judges have fallen in love with her. Randy Jackson told Thia, "Your tone, when we first heard you, reminded me so much of the late, great Michael Jackson, that I love it." After Thia's moving performance of "Smile", Randy again compared Thia to Michael Jackson, saying, "I loved the intro, it was so beautiful, I heard Michael..." and "You're here cuz you can really sing." Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has been smitten with Thia since her audition, even defending her when the others thought Thia was 'playing it safe' by singing another ballad, saying, "I think you sang it beautiful. You have a beautiful voice." Jennifer Lopez has always been a fan of Thia as well, praising, "When we first saw you, we loved the quality and tone of your voice. You had an Adele type of quality, something very unique, and for 15 years old, it blew us away. You sing like an angel."

Thia favorite quote is "We are all as much as we can dream." When asked to name her musical influences, Thia responded "Most artists I listen to."



BIOGRAPHY
Thia Megia was born Thialorei Lising Megia on January 30, 1995 to Cynthia and Loreto Megia. Her parents, originally from Angeles, Pampanga in the Philippines, emigrated to the United States in 1968 and changed their name from Mejia to Megia. She attended Eden Gardens Elementary School in Hayward, California through the sixth grade, but was then home-schooled online at California Virtual Academy when the family moved to Mountain House, CA.

Thia has performed publicly from a very young age. She has won singing competitions in San Jose and Saratoga and has sung the national anthem at San Jose Giants, Stanford football and San Francisco 49ers games. She also appeared on the TV show Showtime at the Apollo as the 'Kid Star of Tomorrow' in 2008 when she was 13.

Before auditioning for Season 10 of American Idol, Thia Megia was best known for her appearance on the 4th season of America's Got Talent in 2009. She made it to the quarterfinals, but was cut in the Top 40 round. That same year, Thia was invited to sing at the David Foster and Friends concert in California. Thia sang "Who's Loving You" by The Jackson 5/Michael Jackson. Thia had her debut concert at Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, California on March 27, 2010.


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