At only 4’ 11”, Paris Bennett may be pint-sized. But she definitely packs a wallop when it comes to singing. The national television audience got a taste of what she can deliver when Bennett auditioned and later became one of the 24 contestants on the fifth season of the hugely popular reality series “American Idol.” Early into the sing-off, Bennett was a standout, capturing the audience’s and voters’ hearts with her natural, full-bodied voice. Though she was eliminated in the fifth round, the trajectory of Bennett’s career was set.
Paris was born in Rockford IL, and raised in Edina MN. She comes from a musical family that includes her voice-training mother Jamecia Bennett and grandmother Ann Nesby, both alumni of powerful R&B/gospel group Sounds of Blackness. Bennett’s debut album, “Princess P,” was released in 2007.