Watch a Former Latina Pop Star’s Daughter Totally Own Her ‘American Idol’ Audition

Gianna Isabella was all smiles when she walked into the audition room.

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She exuded confidence…mostly likely thanks to her awesome vocal coach.

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Who’s her coach? None other than her mom, Brenda K. Starr, who also happens to be an old friend of J.Lo.


Starr, who has Puerto Rican roots, said she used to go to the same dance studio as Lopez.

In the late ’80s, Brenda K. Starr had a big hit called “I Still Believe.”

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“I know Brenda from back in the day,” J.Lo told Gianna before her audition began.

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Then the 15-year-old showed the judges what she was all about.

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Her song choice: “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals.

And the judges looked very impressed with the teen’s performance.

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They were SO impressed, they called Brenda K. Starr into the room to give her daughter the golden ticket to Hollywood.

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You go, girl!

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Watch her full audition below.

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11 Times Ted Cruz Proved to be a Bigger Asshole than Donald Trump


11 Times Ted Cruz Proved to be a Bigger Asshole than Donald Trump

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Many of us worry about everything that Donald Trump has said because there exists a possibility that he might become our president. However, we should ALSO pay attention to all the crazy things Ted Cruz has said, because he may just be a bigger asshole than Trump. Like when he said all these things…

1. “I didn’t threaten to shut down the government.”



After he insisted on a government shutdown in objection of the Planned Parenthood federal funding. Luckily, Congress ignored the guy and funded the government to stay open.

2. “It [gay marriage] gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages.”


Yep, and there’s more. During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Cruz continued “if you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced. It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage, that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech, as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.”

3. “You always have to worry about something that is a so-called scientific theory that fits every scenario.”



That’s Teddy’s take on climate change. Has he been living under a rock?

4. “Federal government has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core!”



In case others like Ted Cruz don’t understand what Common Core is, it cannot be “repealed.”

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5. “If I’m never seen again, please send a search and rescue team. I very much hope by tomorrow morning I don’t wake up amidst the Syrian rebels.”



This was Ted Cruz on Obama’s alleged plan to kidnap him during a meeting at the White House. Dad joke gone wrong or just plain stupid?

6. “‘Net neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet.”


Cruz proclaimed that after Obama said he supported net neutrality, which means you have access to anything and everything online without government censorship. Clearly, good ol’ Ted didn’t know what it meant.

READ: Ted Cruz’s College Roommate Puts Him on Blast via a Twitter

7. “I am a very, very proud wacko bird.”

Responding to John McCain’s comment on Ted Cruz being a “wacko bird” for opposing immigration reform. Just what we want to hear from our potential future president.

8. “Instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist.”


On Obama’s nomination of Vivek Murthy, who’s anti-gun, for Surgeon General. But what’s wrong with that?

9. “Green Eggs and Ham.”



Ted read “Green Eggs and Ham,” his daughter’s favorite bedtime story during his “filibuster” of the affordable care act AND claimed his dad came up with the book. Say what?!

10. “Twenty years from now if there is some obscure trivial pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.”


No comment.

11. “You don’t need a punchline. You just say his name, people laugh.”

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Ted said while describing Vice President Joe Biden, but that’s funny because it also happens when people say “Ted Cruz.”

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