Nikki McKibbin

  • Born: September 28, 1978
  • Died: November 1, 2020
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Nikki McKibbin

"American Idol" season one finalist

Nikki McKibbin was a finalist in the 2002 debut season of "American Idol," placing third after Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Watching American Idol tonight made me think of you. You were my favorite and everytime I hear Black Velvet I recall your performance. Rest easy little sister and we'll see you singing in heaven.

Posted by Marie Baker - MONROE, GA   March 07, 2021


Posted by Alishia - SC   November 18, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss of Nikki. Her voice was awesome!! I loved her version of Black Velvet. I had a best friend that passed of the same thing and he was young as well. The McKibbin family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God give you everlasting comfort (2 Thess. 2:16).

Posted by Jenee    November 14, 2020

To the family, many, many friends, and fans of this wonderful lady Nikki Mckibbin. May the love and the special memory you shared with your wife and mother show how your lives was touched by her. That is the legacy Nikki Mckibbin left behind with her original memorable songs that will not be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Nikki. May her music keep her memory alive forever.

Posted by Darlene - DC   November 14, 2020

I am so deeply sorry for your lost. It saddens me that someone so young have passed away. I hope you find relief and peace from Gods word that can help you at this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 09, 2020

I have never met Nikki, but I loved watching (and voting) for her on American Idol. A very beautiful and talented woman whose career I’ve followed since. I am so sorry for the loss of this shining light, and for her family’s heartbreak.

Posted by Doreen Lynch - Westlake Village, CA   November 08, 2020


In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Camella Ford - Houston, TX   November 08, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - MD   November 07, 2020

A truly talented singer, so many were able to enjoy her gift. Heartfelt condolences to the McKibbin family, so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 07, 2020


I really liked her performance on American Idol and thought should have won. She was beautiful and talented and had a nice personality. I'm so sorry that she is gone so soon. God bless you, Nikki.

Posted by Elli Stein - Centennial, CO   November 07, 2020

Posted by Kent Sivadge    November 06, 2020

Posted by Stuart Davis - Brooklyn, NY   November 06, 2020

Sweetest Talent, Who was Precious, Nikki, May she RIP forever right beside the welcomed King @ the first sight of her own self through the Gate of Heaven, Amen! Nikki has gained her pair of sparkling just perfect wings , this I personally feel @ peace over !

Posted by Jennifer Frenkil - Hanover, PA - friend   November 06, 2020


Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   November 06, 2020


My deepest condolences to her friends and family and may she rest in peace. Nikki was an extremely talented singer with a beautiful voice. Like so many talented people in the music industry she is another one of the many tragedy's of passing far to soon. I loved your voice and singing in all the genre"s you ventured to. You will truly be missed and for all others know that she has been called home and is with God and has joined his choir.

Posted by Ron Cooper - Tucson, AZ   November 06, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the McKibbin family, words seem to be so inadequate at this time, may all of you find the comfort and strength you need from God to carry you through this most difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 06, 2020

My condolences to her friends and family miss you rest in peace she was a great singer and she should have been a finalist in heaven but s

Posted by David P Call - Acquaintance   November 05, 2020

Our hearts aches for the family. Such a young beautiful talent, gone way too soon. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 05, 2020

My sincere condolences to the McKibbin family, so very sorry for your loss. May all of you find the comfort and strength you you need from God to help you get through this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 05, 2020


RIP- Heaven gained another Angel Nikki McKibbin

Posted by Lisa Kestner    November 05, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Nikki. What a sad situation. She’ll be missed by many.

Posted by LeeRoy    November 04, 2020


God bless you and all those who love you.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   November 04, 2020

I'm deeaply sorry to the family for such a tragic loss. I can only imagine your pain. I hope you can gain comfort from our Heavenly Father.

Posted by Lindsey - MS   November 03, 2020

As the days and weeks pass,and as you return to life's routine,may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2020

Rest Well...thoughts and prayers to the family

Posted by Westwood Area Memphis, TN    November 03, 2020


HAPPY , EARLY HUMP DAY TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!! NICOLE PROSHCHAY TO A LONG-TIME AMERICAN IDOL SINGER TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND JOHN 2:02-2:07-2:25-3:14-3:23 ????????????????? & PSALMS 23:01-23:1:40 ............

Posted by SARAH ELIZABETH BOLTON - CRANSTON, RI   November 02, 2020

You will be truly missed. Your voice tore down the house each and everytime. You had that soft voice that made you drop everything you was doing. I am so sorry this happened to you. My condolences to family. She is in a better place.

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2020

I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your music. May you sing with the angels now .

Posted by Joy Odrobina - The bronx, NY - Acquaintance   November 02, 2020

Prayers for Nikki's family, she was a very talented person. Now she is up in Heaven getting her angel wings. May she rest in peace. Cherie Stark Spfld,Il

Posted by Cherie Stark - Acquaintance   November 02, 2020

Rest with the Angels, sweet lady
I remember on American Idol. Very talented.
Sorry you went through your medical situation.
You are now in HEAVEN, without pain, and as you once were. God bless you.
It's time to rest.
I admired you.
Condolences to your son,. family and all your friends.

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2020

Such a talented young lady. I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your loved one. May all of you, her family and friends be comforted by our loving and comforting heavenly Father.

Posted by Patricia    November 02, 2020

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Nikki McKibbin