The long wait is over. The answer to the "Guess who's the other American Idol talent for Tatak Digitista" contest is no less than our very own... Thia Megia! =)
Yes folks, after AI winner Scotty McCreery, Thia Megia is the other Idol star who posed for www.digitista.blogspot.com!
And from those who joined, 10 participants got the the right answer! And their names were raffled online. And the result... the lucky winner of 2G Cars USB and Rise of the Planet of the Apes t-shirt is... Maridel Terrado! Congratulations! =) [To the winner, please send your mailing address and contact number to the e-mail address posted at the About Tatak Digitista tab. The prizes will be sent to you =).]
Thia Megia (born Thialorei Lising Megia; January 30, 1995) is a Filipino - American singer from Mountain House, California. Megia finished in the top 11 of the tenth season of American Idol. Megia was born in Hayward, California, to Cynthya and Loreto Megia.
Her parents, originally from Angeles, Pampanga, 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 through the sixth grade, but was cyber-schooled online at California Virtual Academy, when the family moved to Mountain House, California.
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. Prior to Idol, however, Megia was best known for her appearance on the fourth 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, she 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.
Megia auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the song "Chasing Pavements" by Adele. On March 31, 2011, Megia and Naima Adedapo were eliminated from American Idol. Megia is the youngest finalist to ever appear on Idol after they changed the minimum age limit to 15 years She is also the only female in the top 13 who is also an instrumentalist, a pianist and a guitarist, however she did not play either on American Idol.
Catch Thia and the rest AI's Season 10 Top 11 on their American Idol Live! Tour in Manila at the SM Araneta Center from September 20 to 21! For reservations and inquiries please visit any Ticketnet outlet (call 911 5555) or online at www.ticketnet.com.ph
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