Emma Busse might not have made a good start on American Idol season 21, but she’ll surely make a good ending. For now, she’s just happy to be one of the top 13 finalists of the season.
Keep reading this Emma Busse Bio to learn more about her.
Emma Busse On American Idol
Emma Busse stepped into the audion of American Idol with her rendition of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Unimpressed, the judges then said that her performance was far too theatrical — with Katy Perry even encouraging her to “shake” and “slap” the Broadway out of her.
However, the panel also saw potential in her. Thus, after coaching her through a rendition of “Happy Birthday,” they gave her the golden ticket. And the judges didn’t regret this decision as she sang Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” on the Showstopping round.
“That’s real stuff,” said Luke Bryan. “That’s Top 10 material,” added Perry before sending her to the top 26.
Amazing the judges once again, Emma then presented her rendition of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” to be on the top 13 alongside Elise Kristine, Oliver Steele, Matt Wilson, Kaeyra, Pjae, Zachariah Smith, Mariah Faith, Warren Peay, Nailyah Serenity, Haven Madison, Lucy Love Text, and Iam Tongi Text.
So, if you want to see her further on the show text “7” to 21523 to vote for her.
Emma Busse Job
If you’ve been following Emma Busse, it’s clear that she’s had theatrical training. But what might surprise you is that she’s been performing in the theater for over 12 years! So far, she’s performed in AMDA I4M Musical Showcase (Soloist/Ensemble), AMDA 14M Drama Showcase (Lauren/Prudence), Arts Club Theatre Intensive (Vashti/Ensemble), Beauty and The Beast (Belle/Wardrobe), Bach To The Future (Natalie), and We Will Rock You (Oz/Axel Rose).
Also, she’s appeared on TV shows such as Bad Chemistry, The Party, Swat Rock The Musical, and Once Upon A Time.
Emma was first bitten by the theatrical bug back when she was eight years old and saw Wicked for the first time in her hometown. It was also from that very moment, she sang, danced, and acted her way through life and never looked back
As for her training, she studied Musical Theatre at AMDA, Arts Club Intensive, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, and ND Performing Arts, and Vocal at AMDA, Magnone Studio, and ND Performing Arts. Also, she’s studied dance, at AMDA and Dance Express Inc.
When Emma’s not singing, she loves sewing and playing the occasional badminton match.
Fun Fact: Emma can yodle, and do Celine Dion/ Britney Spears/ Shakira Impressions.
How Old Is Emma Busse?
Emma Busse was 20 years of age when she appeared on American Idol in 2023.
She was the only contestant that season who had 12 years of experience in singing in just 20 years.
Emma Busse Family
Emma Busse loves her family of seven to the moon; especially her parents Richard and Rina Bussee, who’ve been her biggest fans since day one.
Her father, Richard R Busse is a family dentist with over 3 decades of experience. He inherited his dad’s dental practice (founded in 1954) after his passing in December 2022.
“Dr. Busse and the staff are and have always been very professional and easy to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and is the best dentist our family has had. My wife and her family had been dealing with this practice (Dr. Busse’s father) for over 50 years,” a patient spoke about him.
As for Emma’s mother, Rina is a classically trained singer and stage performer who teaches musical theatre in Burnaby. She was one of only 6 who had the honor of auditioning for the role of “Eponine” in Les Miserables. Also, you might have seen her in several Kiwanis festivals (in the categories of drama and musical theatre), and theater productions such as Bells Are Ringing, Starting Here, Starting Now, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Carousel, and more.
As for her siblings, she has four brothers and sisters named Sofia, Olivia, Sebastian, and Breanna.
Trivia: Emma’s grandfather Dr. Lee Ralph Busse was President of the Vancouver East Lions Club, dedicated to raising funds for charitable causes.
Emma Busse Boyfriend
Emma Busse was in a relationship with Adamo Scaccia — her high school prom date. However, he doesn’t seem to be her boyfriend anymore.
Now, as of 2023, Adamo’s attending UA Piping Industry College of British Columbia and is a part of the varsity soccer team. Find him on IG @adamo_scaccia5 and FB @adamo.scaccia.3.
Talking about his family, Adamo’s the son of Silvia Scaccia @silviascaccia, and the brother of Adria Scaccia @adriascaccia.
Is Emma Busse On Instagram?
Find her on Instagram @emmaabussee.
Also, here’s her Facebook @emmaabussee, Twitter @emmaabussee, and TikTok @emmaabussee.
Emma Busse Height
Emma Busse stands tall at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) and weighs 59 kg (130 lbs).
Her distinct features include — hazel eyes, brown hair, a dimpled smile, and a fit body.
When Is Emma Busse Birthday?
Emma didn’t reveal her birthday.
Where Is Emma Busse From?
Emma hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is the fifth Canadian contestant to become a Top 24 American Idol semifinalist, after Lauren Spencer-Smith, Nicolina, Cameron Whitcomb, and Tyson Venegas.
But in 2023, she resided in New York, New York.