Nikki Green qualified as a Top-10 contestant in Taiwanese Idol.
Taiwanese Idol is officially called MN Idol.
Taiwanese idol is a global competition drawing in singers from all around the world.
Nikki is the very first American to reach the Top-10.
One of the judges, Wang Su Jing, is a famous Taiwanese singer.
Wang Su Jing said Nikki's performance "looked like an Oscar performance".
The other judge is a Taiwanese Canadian named Bow Xiao Boa.
Bow Xiao Boa said he "felt like he just watched Celine Dion sing a Minnan song on stage".
Nikki Green sings in both Mandarin and Taiwanese.
She was the only performer not of Asian descent in the entire competition.
She was also the only contestant from the U.S. to make the Top 20.
Nikki had some very adorable and talented competition.
Backstage on Christmas Eve (Dec 24th) in Fuzhou, China
Hanging out on Christmas Eve.
These people know how to party!
Nikki being treated like a rock star.
The first night of competition was December 22nd.
The top 50 were cut down to the top 20.
Nikki was the only U.S. contestant to make the cut.
In the fall of 2008, Liquid Blue vocalist Jessica Manning qualified for the semi-finals in MN Idol.
Taiwanese Idol does not subscribe to the Nielson ratings.
They estimate conservatively that over 50 million viewers watched each episode.
The hosts announced on the air that over 100 million viewers tuned in to the finals.
North American viewers were able to watch on "The Great Wall" package of "Dish Network".
Nikki Green delivers a stellar performance
Taiwanese Idol, or MN Idol, is based on American Idol.
Nikki Green is from San Diego, California.
She is a singer and keyboardist for Liquid Blue.
Nikki outside a Fujian TV Station trailer.
Rehearsals were on Dec 19th in Fuzhou, China.
The show's intro was recorded on December 20th.