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Naima Adedapo
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Name
Naima Adedapo
Season
Birth Name
Naima Adedapo
Born
October 5, 1984
Audition City
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Place
11th/10th


Naima Adedapo (born October 5, 1984) is an singer, dancer, and actress from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who was 11th/10th place on Season 10 of American Idol.

Personal LifeEdit

Adedapo was born in Maywood, Illinois, and her family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when she was ten. Adedapo is the daughter of Milwaukee area jazz singer Adekola Adedapo. Adedapo graduated high school from St. Joan Antida and majored in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Adedapo is married with two daughters, age one and three, and three stepdaughters. She was formerly a maintenance worker at the Summerfest in Milwaukee.

American IdolEdit

Adedapo auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was not one of the top five female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13. She was,however,one of the six selected to sing for a wild card and the judges decided to advance her to the Top 13. On March 31, 2011, Adedapo was eliminated from American Idol, along with Thia Megia.

PerformancesEdit

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice
"For All We Know" Hal Kemp N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 First Solo Unaired Unaired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Get Ready" The Temptations N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Second Solo Unaired Unaired N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Songs of The Beatles "The Long and Winding Road" The Beatles N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round Final Final Solo "Put Your Records On" Corinne Bailey Rae N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 Women) Personal Choice "Summertime" Abbie Mitchell 2 Wild Card
Wild Card Personal Choice "For All We Know" Hal Kemp 5 Selected
Top 13 Your Personal Idol "Umbrella" Rihanna 13 Safe
Top 12 Year You Were Born "What's Love Got to Do with It" Tina Turner 1 Bottom 3
Top 11 Motown "Dancing in the Street" Martha and the Vandellas 10 Safe
Top 11 Elton John "I'm Still Standing" Elton John 2 Eliminated

Post-IdolEdit

In January 2012, it was announced that Adedapo signed a deal with Peak Records/One Music and released both an EP and a full-length album in 2012.

Season 10
Finalists
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
American Idol
Seasons
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Judges
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)
Hosts
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Winners
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
Runners-up
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae
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"
Spin-offs
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas

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