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Who is Alanis Sophia? Meet the 'American Idol' contestant who was runner-up on Spanish show 'La Voz Kids'

Her family moved to Florida when she was five and she almost immediately fell in love with the golden state and she soon became the Latin ambassador for tourism with Visit Florida
Alanis Sophia is all set to make her mark on 'American Idol' (ABC)
Alanis Sophia is all set to make her mark on 'American Idol' (ABC)

So far, two episodes from 'American Idol' Season 19 have premiered on ABC featuring some of the greatest singers from across America, and joining the ranks of these exceptionally talented individuals with her crazy vocal chops is Alanis Sophia. She is a bilingual artiste born in San Juan, Puerto Rico who is now based in Tampa, Florida. 

Alanis ensures to shine a light on her Latin roots in every piece of music she's written and performed to date. Her family moved to Florida when she was five and she almost immediately fell in love with the golden state and this helped her land the honor of becoming the Latin ambassador for tourism in Florida with Visit Florida.

Alanis is all set to appear on Sunday, February 28, night's episode of 'American Idol' and it's a no-brainer that she made it out of the audition room with a golden ticket. Here's all you need to know about her before you catch the audition.



Who is Alanis Sophia on 'American Idol' Season 19?

"Hi!!! My name is Alanis Sophia. All I wanna do is create music that people can connect to, as a reminder that we're not alone and a way for us to escape for just a couple of minutes," the singer's bio on her website reads.

"I remember when I was little, all I ever did was perform into my hairbrush in my bedroom and horribly play guitar to songs I wrote about elementary school crushes," she writes recalling the days when she had just discovered her passion for music and how she started out. "Now I write songs about made up scenarios in my head. I'm so grateful to be here today, releasing music that brings me joy and hopefully does to other people too," she added. 


Alanis Sophia's 'La Voz' appearance

Seven years ago, Alanis was a contestant on Telemundo network's 'La Voz Kids' ('The Voice Kids' Season 1), an American Spanish language competition where she was placed amongst the top three. She finished the competition as the first runner-up. Last year the network aired her audition once again.

Reminiscing her time on the show, she wrote on her Instagram page, "Today @telemundo aired my blind audition from #lavozkids again ahh 7 YEARS AGO!! so many memories, friends, and experiences that came out of this the iconic hair extensions are back though! it’s like they never left #teamrubio forever & always x #teamalanis tu rockstar vote for me here’s some of my fav moments on the show."


Alanis Sophia is already popular on Facebook

Alanis's Facebook page has a total of 286,202 likes and more than 366.5K people follow her page. She is very active on the website and shares a lot of updates with her fans. She is also an influencer of sorts and apart from her music, she also shares the PR packages that brands send across to her. 

Alanis Sophia is a contestant on 'American Idol' (Facebook/AlanisSophiaOfficial)

Alanis's social media presence is not just restricted to Facebook. She also enjoys massive following on Instagram. The 19-year-old also shares videos of her covering songs by her favorite artists on her YouTube channel. You can also connect with her on Snapchat, her username is alanissophia as well as on her TikTok account which can he accessed here. She also has a Twitter account that boasts of more than 9.1K followers and her Tumblr account can be accessed here


Catch new episodes of 'American Idol' on Sundays at 8 pm ET on ABC.