She’s been talking about her for weeks. And on last night’s episode of “American Idol,” we were finally introduced to one of Nicki’s favorite contestants, Zoanette Johnson aka “Big Crazy Barb.”
The 19-year-old habilitation health specialist brought the “flava” with her over-the-top performance of the National Anthem during auditions in Oklahoma City.
“I’m a hugger, I’m a fighter, I’m a lover, and I’m an ‘American Idol,'” said the Tulsa native.
She hit all sorts of notes with her dramatic rendition and forgot the lyrics (Mariah reminded her), but still managed to score a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Randy was stunned, Keith fell out of his chair, and Mariah was left speechless. But it was Nicki who was most impressed.
“I love you. I am obsessed with you,” she told her. “Thank you for being a superstar.”
Zoanette’s next stop? Washington. “[Obama] better invite me to the White House,” said the sassy Zoanette, whose favorite “Idol” is Fantasia.
Watch Big Crazy Barb’s unforgettable audition below.