Nadia Turner Biography:
Nadia Constance Turner was born on January 11, 1977 in Miami, Florida. For her education, she attended the Miami Palmetto Senior High School in Miami and afterwards went on to earn a degree from Florida International University. She started singing when she was only five years old and received training in classical music from a private teacher. Nadia is also interested in photography, rollerskating, bowling and dancing. She is not only a great singer, but a talented beatboxer as well. Like fellow finalist Mikalah Gordon
, Nadia has also had the honor of performing for former President Bill Clinton. She enjoys listening to the music of Prince, Tina Turner and Coldplay.
Nadia went all the way out to San Francisco in order to audition for season 4 of American Idol. With her unique style, cool personality and husky voice, she was able to get three "yeses" from the judges. During the semifinals, Nadia was a strong contender, singing hits like "The Power of Love," "My Love," and "Try a Little Tenderness." She had little difficulty getting through to the Finals, but staying in proved to be more taxing. Although she gave very solid performances, the votes that were coming in for her were inconsistent, having slid down to the bottom three in weeks 2 and 3 of the Finals, then safe from it in week 4. However, her rendition of "When I Dream" during week 5 brought her back down to the Bottom 3, and ultimately she became the fifth contestant voted off the show.
Since leaving the show, Nadia has gone on to appear in several popular talk shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tony Danza Show. She has also embarked on 43 City Tour and is set to star in the 2007 romantic comedy Lord Help Us. She is the mother of a young boy, who she is raising on her own.