Nadia Turner

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Nadia Turner
Born Miami, Florida, U.S.
Genres Rock, funk
Occupation(s) Actress, singer, songwriter, television personality
Years active 2005-present
Labels Knodic Records

Nadia Turner is an American singer, songwriter, actress and radio/television personality. She rose to fame in 2006 as a contestant on the fourth season of American Idol and finishing in eighth place.

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Nadia was born and raised in Miami, Florida and started singing at 5 years old. Nadia won her first trophy at age eleven in the Betetees Sorority talent show. She won her first pageant at age fifteen singing in the Miss Martin Luther King, Jr. pageant. She continued to compete in many other talent driven pageants in the U.S. and the Caribbean. She attended art-driven schools in Miami from elementary throughout college at Florida International University. She was a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader in 1996.[1]

In 2000, she sang at the 26th G8 summit to President Clinton and seven world leaders in Okinawa, Japan.[2]


2005: American Idol[edit]

Week# Song Original Artist Result
Top 24 The Power of Love Ashley Cleveland Safe
Top 20 My Love Paul McCartney Safe
Top 16 Try A Little Tenderness Otis Redding Safe
Top 12 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me Dusty Springfield Safe
Top 11 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper Bottom 2
Top 10 I'm The Only One Melissa Etheridge Bottom 3
Top 9 As Long As He Needs Me Oliver! Safe
Top 8 When I Dream Crystal Gayle Eliminated

2006–present: Post-American Idol[edit]

Since exiting American Idol, Turner has made guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tony Danza Show[2] and served as a guest host on The View in December, 2006.[3]

Turner has performed and hosted many charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters "Big Event" at the American Airlines Arena,[4] UM Sylvester Cancer Foundation, The Pet Project, and SOS Children Village. She was invited to Kuwait by a bloodline of Kuwait's royal family to perform at a private New Year's Eve party.[5]

Turner also performed at the 30th Anniversary Gala of FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. She hosted and performed at the post-game show at the home opening game of the 2007 season of the Florida Marlins at the Dolphin Stadium, along with fellow Idol contestants Ace Young, Mandisa, Anthony Fedorov, and Jessica Sierra.

Turner's debut album, entitled Standing On Love, is scheduled for an undetermined date, and is currently without a label.[6]

Turner has a lead role in the urban romantic comedy Lord Help Us, which premiered at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival and was released on DVD by Image Entertainment in May 2007.[7]

In 2008, her single "Standing On Love" is part of the Edy's SlowChurned Icecream promotional CD "Hot Tracks" available for free with ice cream purchasing at participating stores. The disc also includes another seven tracks from former Idol performers. It was also released as a single with another song, "Beautiful Man."


Year Song Album
2005 "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" American Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers
2008 "Standing on Love" Edy's SlowChurned Hot Tracks, Standing on Love - Single
"Beautiful Man" Standing On Love - Single


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  2. ^ a b Penton, Kelly (2005-05-11). "Mayor Manny Diaz and City Commissioners to Honor American IDOL Finalist Nadia Turner" (Press release). City of Miami - Office of Communications. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ "The View recaps". ABC. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Gala affair raises 'big' funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters efforts". Miami Herald. MyWire. 2006-04-13. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Best Miami Idol - Nadia Turner". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Events Calendar". Nadia Turner (official website). Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  7. ^ Gotten, Valerie (2007-02-12). "Inspirational Film 'Lord Help Us' Gets Star Cast and Distribution". California Newswire. Retrieved 2007-06-03. [dead link]

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