Janelle Arthur

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Janelle Arthur
Birth name Janelle Oredith Arthur
Born (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 25)
Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2011–present

Janelle Oredith Arthur (born December 12, 1989) is an American singer, who came in fifth place on the twelfth season of American Idol as the first girl to be eliminated since the Top 10.

Early life[edit]

Janelle Oredith Arthur was born on December 12, 1989, in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Gentile Dean and Judy Arthur.[1] Arthur is an active member of the Churches of Christ. She grew up in the congregation at Oliver Springs, Tennessee.[2]

Professional background[edit]

When Arthur was eight years old, she portrayed Dolly Parton in a theatrical production of Dolly's life at Dollywood theme park.[3] In 2001, Arthur was hired as a child performer for the Country Tonite Theater,[4] in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. As an adult performer, Arthur returned to the Country Tonite Theater stage and remained with the cast for another four years, until she moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2010 to pursue her music career.[5]

American Idol[edit]

Overview[edit]

Arthur auditioned in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has auditioned twice before, in the tenth and eleventh seasons. In the tenth season, she was cut in the group round, and in the eleventh season she made it to the Las Vegas round. In the semi-finals of the twelfth season, she performed "If I Can Dream" by Elvis Presley. On March 7, 2013, she was voted into the Top 10.[6] She was eliminated on April 18, 2013 and came in fifth place.

Performances and results[edit]

Season 11[edit]

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice Not aired Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella Not aired Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance Not aired Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo Not aired Not aired N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Group Performance "Be My Baby" The Ronettes N/A Eliminated

Season 12[edit]

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Where the Blacktop Ends" Keith Urban N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" Hank Williams N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance Quartet "Be My Baby"
with Angie Miller and Breanna Steer and Kez Ban
The Ronettes N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo "I Told You So" Randy Travis N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Personal Choice "Just a Kiss" Lady Antebellum 9 Advanced
Top 20 (10 Women) Personal Choice "If I Can Dream" Elvis Presley 4 Advanced
Top 10 Reveal Victory Song "Home" Dierks Bentley 6 N/A
Top 10 Music of the American Idols "Gone" Montgomery Gentry 2 6th
Top 9 The Beatles "I Will" The Beatles 9 Safe
Top 8 Music of Motor City Duet "Like a Prayer"
with Kree Harrison
Madonna 2 Safe
Solo "You Keep Me Hangin' On" The Supremes 4
Top 7 Rock Solo "You May Be Right" Billy Joel 5 Bottom 21
Trio "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
with Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb
7
Top 6 Burt Bacharach and Hal David "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Jerry Orbach and Jill O'Hara 5 Safe
Songs They Wish They'd Written "The Dance" Garth Brooks 11
Top 5 Year They Were Born "When I Call Your Name" Vince Gill 2 Eliminated
Divas "Dumb Blonde" Dolly Parton 7
  • ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Arthur was in the bottom two, but declared safe as Burnell Taylor was eliminated.

Post-Idol[edit]

Arthur took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013, beginning on July 19 and ending on August 31, 2013. Her post-idol debut single, "What You Asked For" was released on iTunes on May 6, 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur advances in ‘Idol’". 4 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "An 'Idol' favorite". Christian Chronicle (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Christian University). May 2013. p. 5. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Terry Morrow: 'American Idol's' Janelle Arthur talks of love for Dolly Parton, Nicki Minaj". 14 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pigeon Forge Entertainment - Country Tonite Pigeon Forge Show". Countrytonitepf.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Pigeon Forge Local On American Idol Show". 7 February 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations". Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - What You Asked For". apple.com. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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