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BellaNaijarians, What Do You Think About Adanna Duru, the Nigerian-American Contestant on American Idol Season XIV



"American Idol XIV" Finalist Party

Meet Adanna Duru – a contestant on the 14th season of the American Idol. Adanna was born in California in 1996 to Nigerian parents.

When she was 15 years old, Adanna contested in The Voice, US. Outside of music, Adanna plays sports, and is an ambassador of Stylites – a not for profit organization raising funds for victims of human trafficking.

Adanna who stands tall at 5ft 9″ has a powerful voice and an enigmatic stage presence. Making it to the top 10 on the 14th season of American Idol is no small feat, and she has been told often by the judges on American Idol that it is important that she learns to control her vocals for a fuller impact.

Screening Of NBC's "The Voice" Season 4 - Arrivals

Listen to Adanna’s cover of Rihanna’s Diamonds

Watch the video for her single  ‘CEO’

Cover of Beyonce’s XO

Do you watch the American Idol? What do you think about Adanna’s performance so far? Who’s your favourite contestant?

We wish Adanna the best and we hope she makes it to the finals!

Photo Credit: Getty Images


  1. Imose

    March 22, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Love her silly and wishing her all the best!!! #proudofher#proudnaijarian

  2. Chinagorom Martin

    March 22, 2015 at 4:25 am

    The second song is just superb. love it love it.


    March 22, 2015 at 4:26 am


  4. omg

    March 22, 2015 at 5:15 am


  5. Madam

    March 22, 2015 at 5:48 am

    adanna is amazing! I watch and also vote for adanma durunation,,,,,,,,,,,

  6. ike

    March 22, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Adanna has an electrifying voice and a wonderful stage performance.

    I have been voting for her since I heard her name and suspected that she’s a nigerian.

    Other performers that I love to watch are Tyanna Jones and Quenington.

    • BlueEyed

      March 23, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Quentin gives me chills, plus his fashion sense gives me life! And yes tyanna is a powerhouse for that small body!

  7. @edDREAMZ

    March 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I was expecting a beautifull lady but unfortunately she isnt but i wish her all the best though in her music career…..

    • Tess

      March 22, 2015 at 10:05 am

      your own shallowness eh, e wear shoe and tie gele… go Adanna,i like her voice.

    • Nahum

      March 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Well thank God her existence is not dependent on your opinions

    • adex

      March 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      please please get a life. prefarably in jupiter. dunce

    • mimi

      March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Who are you to call someone ugly? Is she even ugly? Look at her model figure and facial structure! Look at those straight endless legs! Look at that smile! Look at that attitude! Babe has life! And she’s VERY beautiful biko! Even JLO said so! Even chimpanzees would have mouth to talk here because nobody knows what they look like. Please take several seats by a smelling LAWMA truck! Nkakwu!

    • L.L

      March 23, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      How about you post your picture so we can see what you look like? It’s easy to hide behind your keyboard and be bloody judgmental….smh!

    • Martin

      March 27, 2015 at 5:18 am

      If i didnt know what you looked like i would have thought how handsome you would be to have that opinion. You with your long northern face like arochukwu masquerade has mouth to talk about looks? 8th wonder of the modern world!!!

  8. Gistyinka Blog

    March 22, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Girl Go!!! You rock.

  9. S!

    March 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Watched her perform last week, she has leg for days!!!

  10. Love Muse

    March 22, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I love her and hope she wins, I also like Daniel seavey, Jax and Joey cook

  11. anonymous

    March 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I usually don’t comment but I couldn’t resist. Mr Azubuko is the reason people are afraid to pursue their dreams. She’s not on a modelling or beauty show so I don’t understand your comment. The lady is beautiful with a fab voice. Why bring beauty into this for goodness sake. Why not appreciate her voice which is the reason for this piece. Or does it make you feel better to put people down? It’s not nice. Be sensitive to how your words affect others. Peace

  12. fleur

    March 22, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Have ignored American ldol season this year but will go on for whatever episodes are left and vote

  13. Aderonke #BringBackOurGirls#

    March 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    From d first day I saw her name, guessed she is one of our own and to confirm my support she sings amazingly well. Thou I have other favorites but she deserves to be in the top 5! All the best Adanna

  14. Teekay

    March 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    She as a lovely voice and confidence

  15. Nji

    March 22, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    She has a really nice voice.

  16. EllesarisEllendil

    March 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    If she was born in America, doesn’t that make her American???? Joking, famz away people.
    Heard he sing “Hello”(Lionel Richie) great voice, I wish her luck. Make America proud.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      March 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm


  17. nnenne

    March 23, 2015 at 2:19 am

    I haven’t watched this season.

  18. Joke

    March 23, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Who is not beautiful? Is it because she didn’t employ a team to tush her up? Let the right make-up artist and stylist descend on her and you will see transformation. Like knowledgeable people said, she is the “whole package.” I just hope she continues to pursue it because Nigerian parents, even in California or the US as a whole are not known to overly encourage their children in such unstable fields. Once things don’t move swiftly enough, they’re like nne, this music eh, is not for serious people oh, come and go to school to have something to fall back on and that’s the beginning of the end because a music career is a full time job…All the best to her though!

  19. BunmiAmara

    March 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    She is only 17 year and she is this talented, am jealous loool. i hope she wins.#TeamAdanna ,if Jlo can call her beautiful not that Jlo is a god burr u get my draft all this mufo aint gat nothing on her.

  20. amarachi

    March 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    pls wats nigerian time nd days of the show pals?

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