Just in: This week’s issue of Us Weekly March 29th (Issue 789) includes a full spread of American Idol 9’s Top 12 contestants.
On Didi, 23:
A Knoxville, Tennessee, native living in LA, Benami’s real name is Vered: “It means ‘rose’ in Hebrew. My dad gave me the hardest name to pronounce, so people call me Didi.” Fun fact: the songwriter learned guitar only three years ago!
@ Eric Andersson of US Weekly. With reporting by: Antonia Blyth