Thia Megia Brings the Heat Wave

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Only 16 years old, Thia Megia was born a full generation after the end of Motown.

But that didn't stop this talented crooner from showing off a bit of rhythm and belting out Martha and the Vandellas' "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" on last night's American Idol performance show.

What is the best audition of the evening? No, we'd give that honor to Jacob Lusk or James Durbin. But it was a different type of song for Thia, who proved her versatility a bit, as Jennifer Lopez said: "I feel like we're scratching the surface with you a little bit."


I cant imagine a 16 year old like Thia gave a good rendition of a this song. It was good and that kind of voice is the one you will never get tired of listening over and over again..go Thia and give your best in every performances.My vote is for you..


whoo...amazing talent...excellent voice....Thia a TRUE singer ..she sings so effortless and with perfect diction..loving to see and hear more...All the best!!!


hi eVeRyOnE...
how i wish thia will make it fAR
cos shes young pReTtY and vErY tALeNeTeD!!!!!
wE LoVe U tHiA!!!!!!!!


i loved it- much better than last week! hope she makes it far!


Agree completely @JordanS. Thia is a breath of fresh air in the music industry that is flooded with autotunes. She has shown that she's versatile and she can songs effortlessly, not trying so hard! It's just sad that I can't vote for her because I'm here in Canada, not in the United States :(


Great for a teenage star to be like this for a change. Understated elegance on stage, beautiful voice that doesn't have to show off with unnecessary runs and belting, respectful to adults and people around her, and just pure abundance of stage presence. Good luck, Thia! America sure needs more teenage stars like you with no auto tuning (kinda reminds me of an Asian Hillary Duff - but even with better vocals)...

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