Nadia Turner, the talented, diverse artist with the big hair and the great set of pipes, "wowed" millions of viewers around the world with her beautiful, sultry voice and unique sense of style on the 4th season of FOX TV's American Idol. After one of the most memorable performances on American Idol, Judge Simon Cowell stated, "Nadia, in a competition of Hamburgers you are a steak." Her well known rendition of "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield can be found on "Showstoppers" The American Idol 4th Season CD which went GOLD, selling over 500,000 thousand copies.
Nadia Turner was born and raised in Miami with unique American, Caribbean and European roots. Her mother is Dutch Caribbean, born in the Netherlands Antilles and her father is originally from Vienna, Virginia. In addition to the forty-three city U.S. American Idol Tour, she has performed and made many appearances around the world. She has made guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tony Danza Show, and NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was on the cover of Naturally You Magazine and she has also graced the pages of Glamour, USA Today, US Weekly and People Magazine to name a few. Entertainment Weekly made Nadia their weekly correspondent for Idol Season 7. Nadia also served as a TV correspondent for FOX News online and Co-hosted The View with Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnel, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Prior to American Idol, Nadia Turner was a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and sang The National Anthem for The Miami Heat, The Miami Dolphins and The Florida Marlins. She is also an International Pageant winner representing her beautiful island of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, competing against more than 32 countries. She won her first pageant at age fourteen in the Miss Martin Luther King, Jr. pageant. With a track record consisting of breathtaking performances at several beauty pageants in the Caribbean, it was no surprise when her presence was requested in singing "Stormy Weather" as a Tribute to Harry Belafonte at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. One performance that Nadia holds most dear to her heart is when she sang to President Clinton and seven world leaders at the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan. She continued to compete in many other International Pageants in the U.S. and the Caribbean, including the Miss Florida International University Pan-African Pageant, Miss Carnival Queen St. Eustatius, PJD2 Caribbean Queen in St. Maarten, Miss Mermaid Antilles, Miss Jaycees in Antigua, Miss Nectar, representing St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles. She strutted away with many successful titles.
The Honorable Mayor of Miami Manuel A. Diaz paid tribute to Nadia at City Hall Commissioners meeting presenting her with a Proclamation from the City of Miami on Thursday, May 11, 2005. The Honorable Mayor of Dade County, Carlos Alvarez and the Board of County Commissioners paid tribute to Nadia presenting her with a Proclamation, and the key to Miami-Dade County at her tour send off party and proclaimed June 17 as Nadia Turner Day.
Nadia's passion is Rock-Soul. Some of her musical influences include a variety of artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Roberta Flack, Prince, The Eagles, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billie Holiday and The Doors.
Nadia recently rocked the stage for 20,000 people at The American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fl for Conquer Entertainment and The Market America 2014 World Conference.