“American Idol” finalist LaKisha Jones got the star treatment on June 11, 2007 in her home state of Michigan, as hundreds of fans gathered at the state Capitol to give her props for nabbing fourth place.
The Flint native was greeted by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who expressed the state’s pride in the singer and revealed she voted each week for her to continue on in the competition.
"Never in a million years" did she dream that she would be on the Capitol steps with the governor, said Jones, 27. She later told reporters: "My life is at a complete 360. God has really blessed me tremendously."
Ki-Ki belted two songs for the crowd: "And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going" from "Dreamgirls" and "God Bless the Child." Fans held signs, took pictures and cheered her on as she spent her final days in the state before heading out to rehearse for the upcoming “American Idols” tour.
The single mother said she plans to make a home in Houston, where she lived more than six years before moving to Baltimore for a bank-teller job.
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