From now on, American Idol viewers will classify their lives as B.Z. and A.Z. — Before Zoanette and After Zoanette.
Twenty-year-old Idol contestant Zoanette Johnson made her grand entrance during the Oklahoma auditions. Viewers caught a first glimpse of the Tulsa native during some fantastic b-roll of her pre-audition antics that included stretches, high-kicks, bootyshaking and general entertaining of her fellow contestants and the American Idol camera crew. From her first, truly unique rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” to her group performance with the Pooh Snaps and subsequent solo performance of an original, mostly impromptu song from behind a drum set, Zoanette has truly proven that regardless of her level of singing talent, her ability to entertain is off the charts.
We have our fingers crossed that The Lady Z will be able to survive yet another round of cuts as the second group of 10 ladies is put through their paces for the Las Vegas auditions. But if not, there’s always reality TV — and our fun gallery of her best Zoan-ed-out facial expressions above!