Emily Piriz
Emily Piriz
Birth Name
Emily Marie Piriz
January 28, 1996
Audition City

Emily Marie Piriz (born January 28, 1996) is an American singer from Orlando, Florida who finished in 12th place on Season 13 of American Idol.


Emily began auditioning for television shows when she was 13 years old, auditioning for America's Got Talent 4 times, The Voice 4 times, X Factor twice and American Idol twice where she ultimately made it to the Top 12 during Season 13 before being eliminated.

Musical influencesEdit

Emily, who is of Cuban descent, has named Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Grace Potter as a couple of her musical influences.

American IdolEdit

Emily auditioned in Atlanta where she impressed the judges with her take on the Jessie J song "Mamma Knows Best". She got three yeses from the judges and made it to Hollywood where she did well. However, when she reached the top 30, her performance of "Paris (Oh La La)" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals was criticized by judge Harry Connick, Jr. due to him feeling that the song was too racy for someone her age. However, the public felt otherwise and voted Emily through to the top 13.

For "This Is Me" week, Emily sang "Glitter In the Air" by one of her idols, Pink. The judges enjoyed her performance as did the public, who voted her through to the next week.

In the "Home" week, she sang "Let's Get Loud" by Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. It, however, ended up being her last as she was eliminated on March 6, 2014, finishing in 12th place.


Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Mamma Knows Best" Jessie J N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella "Nothing But the Water" Grace Potter and the Nocturnals N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo "Stars" Grace Potter and the Nocturnals N/A Advanced
Top 31 (10 Women) Personal Choice "Paris (Ooh La La)" Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 8 Advanced
Top 13 This Is Me "Glitter in the Air" Pink 11 Safe
Top 12 Home "Let's Get Loud" Jennifer Lopez 5 Eliminated

Post IdolEdit

Since her time on the show, Emily has been focused on her music and keeps her fans up-to-date via Twitter. She released her first single, "One of Those Nights", on November 15, 2014.



  • "One of Those Nights" (2014)

Season 13
Caleb Johnson ·Jena Irene ·Alex Preston ·Jessica Meuse ·Sam Woolf ·CJ Harris ·Dexter Roberts ·Malaya Watson ·Majesty Rose ·MK Nobilette ·Ben Briley ·Emily Piriz ·Kristen O'Connor
American Idol
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon
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Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling"
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