Sarina-Joi was born and raised in Columbia, TN where she began singing at the age of 7 and performing at the age of 10. She is most known for her appearance on Season 14 of American Idol as a Top 12 Finalist. Throughout her career and whilst appearing on American Idol, she has performed in many settings including The Commodores Lounge (Nashville, TN), Legends of Columbia (Columbia, TN), The Filmore (Detroit, MI), The Dolby Theatre (Hollywood, CA), The Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA), and The Rhyman Auditorium (Nashville, TN). Sarina-Joi plays acoustic guitar and writes original music, gearing up to record an upcoming EP while also preparing for the upcoming short-film Wobbly, where she will be voicing the title character. She is also the current frontwoman of her band Blaque Top Blonde.