Johanna Jones was a contestant on season 17 (2019) of television's "American Idol." She was eliminated after making it to the top 40. She made headlines when her boyfriend, Matt Zavoral, proposed to her onstage after her final solo performance during Hollywood Week. They were both students at Brigham Young University at the time.
After they married in June 2019, they moved to California and Johanna began working on a Christmas album. “It’s Christmastime” contains four songs that she wrote for her capstone project in BYU’s commercial music program. She had previously released a pop EP, “All the Way,” in 2017.
Jones was born and raised in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Her singer and vocal coach mother raised her and her siblings as singers and performers.