Another Filipino-American follows in the footsteps of Jasmine Trias and Ramiele Malubay.
15-year-old Thialorei Lising Megia or Thia reportedly made it to the Top 40 of the 10th season of American Idol (2011). Thia and her family hails from Tracy, California. She does not only sings but plays the guitar and the piano. She was also a contestant in “Americaâ€™s Got Talent 2009” but was booted out in the quarterfinals. American Idol 2011 premiered last January 19.