NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
February 24, 2015 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Vote for Walnut High alum Adanna Duru!
Local teen in ‘American Idol’ top 24
WALNUT, CA—Diamond Bar resident Adanna Duru has been named a finalist on the current season of “American Idol.”
The show revealed its Top 24 contestants last week and the roster includes the talented Walnut High 2014 alumnus.
Duru wowed “Idol” judges with her performance of Lady Gaga’s You and I during the San Francisco auditions.
She even received a Tweet from the pop star saying, “Congratulations, you killed it!”
The 18-year-old teen kept her momentum during Hollywood Week and House of Blues performances.
Duru began singing at age 4 and decided at nine years old that she would be on “Idol” one day. She plays guitar and piano and wrote her first song when she was 10.
Duru performed in musicals at Suzanne Middle School, starring as the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland and an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. For three years, she was a member of the Walnut High School choir. During her sophomore year, Duru competed on Season Three of “The Voice.”
“American Idol” Season 14 airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on FOX. Voting begins Thursday, February 26.
There are five ways to vote and you can vote up to 100 times!
· FoxNow App
· Google Vote
Online voting ends at 9 a.m. PST next day. Phone lines are open for calls and texts up to 2 hours after the show.
Help keep this hometown girl on the show. Your vote counts!
Local teen Adanna Duru is a top 24 finalist on “American Idol."