Didi Benami does not plan on crashing and burning post-’American Idol’

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Whatever happened to Didi Benami, best known for competing on the ninth season of “American Idol”? The unadulterated Jewish chanteuse tells what nearly silenced her pipes forever and why it took four and a half years for her debut studio album to emerge. Meanwhile, till I find you: A turquoise shirt and cascading dishwater blonde locks emblazon the stunning Benami in October 2012. Photography by Donat Barbe
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In an embellished beaded V-neckline black dress, an elegant Didi Benami attends the May 25, 2011, season ten finale of “American Idol” at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Benami earned 10th place during the music reality series’ previous season. Image Credit: Splash News / Hollywood.com
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Former “American Idol” contestant Didi Benami is picture perfect in a June 2016 candid, taken shortly before the auburn-haired chanteuse appeared briefly as a nurse in five episodes of CBS’s 13-episode medical drama “Pure Genius,” costarring Augustus Prew and Dermot Mulroney. Photography by Norm Betts / Abnormal Media / IMDB
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A glamorous shot of singer-songwriter Didi Benami leading up to her summer 2010 nationwide tour with “American Idol.” Benami earned raves from the singing competition judges and a spot in the Top 24 when she delivered a rendition of Kara DioGuardi’s “Terrified.” Image Credit: FremantleMedia / 19 Entertainment
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Watching and waiting: Didi Benami makes her second appearance on the ninth season of “American Idol” during Hollywood Week in January 2010. Image Credit: FremantleMedia / 19 Entertainment
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Didi Benami beams from ear to ear after solidly covering Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am” during the Top 24 round of “American Idol” on February 23, 2010. Image Credit: Photography by Michael Becker / FremantleMedia / 19 Entertainment
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Circa June 2012, “American Idol” Top Ten season nine contestant Didi “Hummingbird” Benami opts for an effective scholarly approach in a lavender shirt, scarf, and glasses. Image Credit: The Didi Benami Collection
Listen to “Gasoline,” the debut single by former “American Idol” contestant Didi Benami. The fragile singer-songwriter dropped the uplifting ballad independently on May 23, 2012. Video Credit: Didi Benami Music

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