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Who is Orianthi? Watch her rock it out on American Idol (Video)


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On American Idol, many people got their first real look at singer guitarist Orianthi when she played guitar behind Carrie Underwoodat the 2009 Grammy Awards.

The 25 year old Australian performed her hit song, "According to You" last night on American Idol results show.

Her song, "According to You" is currently no. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After her performance on Idol it may go a little higher.

Here are some facts about Ori (as her friends call her)

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.

Below is her performance from Idol last night.

For more info: USA Today



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