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.

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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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