Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Orianthi Panagaris

Many of you were wondering last night
about the young woman who livened up Carrie Underwood's performance of
"Last Name" with a face-melting guitar solo. Who was that righteous axe
warrior, anyway? Question answered: Her name is Orianthi, she's a
24-year-old Aussie, and guitar heroes including Carlos Santana, Prince,
and Steve Vai reportedly agree that she rocks. Check out Orianthi's MySpace here,
relive last night's "Last Name" below (skip to around 1:50 for the
serious shredding), and get ready: Orianthi is signed to 19
Recordings/Geffen Records, with a debut album in the works. Anyone else
psyched to hear it?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Guitarist extraordinaire, Orianthi Panagaris, performing with Carrie Underwood (r)
at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009.

"If I was going to pass the baton to somebody, she would be my first choice." - Carlos Santana

Video of Orianthi and Carrie during Sunday's Grammy Awards' performance of "Last Name."

If you're anything like me, you were blown away by Orianthi's performance at the Grammys and can't wait to hear more. She's surely bound for superstardom and it won't be long before she's a household name. But, here's a bit more Ori to hold you over...

Check out the Orianthi Fan Club here.


  1. she's the love of my life, I love her, I swear o' God I love her. mmuakk. gorgeous