Jimmy Ruffin was hit by 1966, pretty rough for Didi Benami. It didn't suit her voice one bit and while we admire her choosing something that means something to her, she should probably pack her bags.
Didi Benami was born Vered Benami in New York, New York. She is 23 years old and currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is most-known for her place on the very popular talent show American Idol Season Nine. She was given the nickname Didi by her sister. Benami began singing at church and in school musicals. She also performed singing the national anthem at various events. During high school, she moved out into her own apartment and worked as a waitress. Didi graduated from West High School. She auditioned for American Idol inspired by her college friend who lost her life in a car accident back in 2005. They attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
This week was R&B soul week with no one who knows soul better, than the very sexy and smooth singing sensation, Usher! However, Didi’s last night performance obviously did not compare nor did she win over the judges by any means. The American Idol contestant chose a poor song choice “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” which sounded utterly over-dramatic and totally worn. Even the judges referred her to “old-fashioned and off-key”. Sweet and caring Kara DioGuardi shocked me when she told Didi that “It’s over.