Well known as simply Shi, she was a contestant on Season 4 of The Voice. Two years later, she also competed on Season 14 of American Idol.
Born Shaina Laurel Scott, she was singing before she could form words. She excelled in school, but dropped out of The International Baccalaureate Magnet Program in high school to pursue singing.
Following American Idol, she studied human behavior to deliver information to people through singing, songwriting and motivational speaking.
She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and grew up with a sister.
She competed in the same season of American Idol as Savion Wright.