orianthi american idol 320 Who's Orianthi? The singer who just broke out on 'American Idol'The “American Idol” results show on Wednesday featured three performers. David Cook and Ke$ha, you’ve probably heard of. Cook won “Idol” two years ago, and Ke$ha has one of the biggest singles of the past year in “Tik Tok.”

Orianthi has a hit too — her song “According to You” is currently No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After her performance on Wednesday’s (March 17) “Idol,” it may go a little higher.

So, here are a few things you might not know about Orianthi:

– Her full name is Orianthi Panagaris. She’s 25 and hails from Adelaide, Australia.

– At 18, she played with Carlos Santana at a sound check for one of his shows in Adelaide and then ended up joining him on stage later that night.

– She gained notice in the U.S. as part of Carrie Underwood’s backing band at the 2009 Grammys.

– Following the Grammy performance, Michael Jackson tapped her to be part of his “This Is It” tour; she’s also featured in the movie.

Here’s her performance from “Idol” Wednesday night.

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