Joanne Borgella

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Twenty-Second Place (Season 7) on American Idol


5/29/1982, Hoboken, NJ

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  • Joanne Borgella, 25, is from Hoboken, NJ and is in the Top 24 on Season 7 of American Idol.



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    Hoboken, NJ

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  • Quotes (17)

    • Joanne (on what she wants to do after "American Idol"): 'American Idol' is so huge. I know anything I want to do is going to be at my hands. Modeling, definitely. Singing, of course, number one -- I want to have an album -- and acting. I went to school for that. You're gonna see me dabbling in everything. I'm a multi-tasker. I think it's just opened like 80 billion more doors.

    • Joanne (on how "Idol" compared to her previous appearance on "Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance"): I was on a show, a beauty pageant, called 'Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance,' which was amazing, and I won that show. But 'American Idol' in general ... nothing can prepare you for this. It's so amazing, it's such a whirlwind.

    • Joanne (on what she meant when she said her voice might not have been what viewers expected): Usually, with a plus-size woman, you tend to think that they're gonna sing neo-soul, that genre of music. I love that music, but that's not the kind of performer I am. I listen to pop, R&B, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston. I love doing power ballads, but I also want to do the song that you would love to dance to in the club, and you don't usually put that with a plus-size woman.

    • Joanne (on what the hardest part of leaving "American Idol" was): It's hard to say goodbye to my friends. And some people say, "Oh my God, I made lasting friends," and you think, "You just met." But when you're put in a situation and your dreams can come true within a few months -- it's pressure, it's anxiety, it's happiness, fatigue, it's all these things. You get these bonds that you would never think you could make. Anyone could see last night how hard it was for all of us to leave. Everybody was crying hysterically ... it was a beautiful moment.

    • Joanne (on if she was sad to leave the Top 24 of "American Idol" so soon): I feel amazing to be part of Top 24 and to be part of the crop that's been the best that they've ever had. I know my vocal abilities, I know my performance strengths and I know that 23 of us are going to have to go home at the end of the day. I didn't know it was going to be the first week, but it just happened to be the first week. I seriously feel like a winner. It was just amazing to even be part of this experience.

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    • Her goals in life are to perform at the Super Bowl, have a plus size clothing line and to produce Grammy-worthy albums.

    • She thinks her friends wouldn't be surprised to any album that she owns because she listens to everything.

    • Before a performance, she always does vocal warm-ups and a light workout.

    • Her most embarrassing moment was when she was singing a Christmas song and her bra kept falling off.

    • List of Songs Sung on American Idol: February 20, 2008 - I Say a Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick February 21, 2008 - I Say a Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick (Eliminated)

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