“When the judges told me I'd made it into the Top 12, at first I thought they were joking.” Nadia Turner.
A former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader who started singing at age 5, Nadia Turner made it to the Top 12 of the season 4 of “American Idol,” but was eliminated on April 13, 2005 during "The Year You Were Born" week.
Post “Idol,” Turner appeared on "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and in the movie "Lord Help Us" (2007; V). She has released a single "Standing On Love," as a part of the Edy's SlowChurned Icecream promotional CD "Hot Tracks." She also has her own clothing line, "Knodic Apparel."
Miami Dolphins Cheerleader
Childhood and Family:
In Miami, Florida, Nadia Constance Turner was born on January 11, 1977. She is a graduate from Florida International University in Miami.
During her spare time, Turner loves to roller skate and bowl. She also likes meringue and reggae music.
"I went on a college expedition trip in 10th grade to FAMU. I was walking with 4 other girls. I was in the middle. They were 12th graders. People were everywhere cause it was homecoming. I'm walking and next thing I know I'm in a hole and my friends on the right and left parted like the red sea." Nadia Turner (on her most embarrassing moment).
Standing On Love
Starting singing at age 5, Nadia Turner took home her first trophy at age 11 in the Betetees Sorority talent show and won her first pageant at age 15, singing in the Miss Martin Luther King, Jr. pageant. While continuing 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 also sang at the 26th G8 summit to President Clinton and seven world leaders in Okinawa, Japan in 2000. A Star Search vet., she appeared on the show in January 2004, winning a preliminary round before losing to the season's eventual champ.
Nadia was a bartender, waitress, and a member of a rock-soul Christian band called “The Tool Box” before competing in the fourth season of Fox hit talent search show “American Idol.“ She was eliminated on April 13, 2005 after singing Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream" during "The Year You Were Born" week.
After being voted off from “Idol,” Nadia was spotted as a guest on April 25, 2005 episode of the Emmy Award-winning syndicated television talk show "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show." She also appeared on the NBC late-night talk show “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the syndicated daytime talk show “The Tony Danza Show,” as well as guest hosted the ABC Emmy Award-winning talk show “The View” in December, 2006. In 2007, she starred in the urban romantic comedy movie "Lord Help Us," which premiered at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival.
Meanwhile, Nadia has performed and hosted such charities as Big Brothers Big Sisters "Big Event," UM Sylvester Cancer Foundation, The Pet Project, and SOS Children Village. She was also invited to perform at a private New Year's Eve party in front of a bloodline of Kuwait's royal family.
Alongside fellow Idol contestants Ace Young, Mandisa, Anthony Fedorov, and Jessica Sierra, Nadia, a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader, 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.
Recently, Nadia's single "Standing On Love," a part of the Edy's SlowChurned Icecream promotional CD "Hot Tracks," is available for free with ice cream purchasing at participating stores. The CD also includes another 7 tracks from former Idol contestants.
Nadia has her own clothing line called "Knodic Apparel."
“Big love and thanks to all my fans that have supported me from day one. Lets continue the ride cause the sky is the limit from here. I am so excited about my album Standing on Love. Make sure you pick up the album when it drops.” Nadia Turner.