An exhaustive list of Hollywood contestants was compiled from various sources and posted at “Survivor Sucks” by Spoilerai. Because I’m crazy, I decided to Google every name on the list. Here’s what I found. Keep in mind that I have no proof in all cases that the person I found is the actual AI contestant. They could be just another singer with the same name.
A friend of Chase Bush congratulates him for making it to Hollywood. Hmmm, looks like Chase is from Richmond, KY.
Here is Christian singer/songwriter Cory Sellers, who I’m betting is the Cory Sellers on the Hollywood list.
Detrayshia Smith, is another Christian singer. She competed in something called Christian Artist Talent Search. Ditto above.
Here’s an article from the Greensboro News Record about contestant Halicia Thompson making it through to the second round. Apparently, she made it to Hollywood.
Funeral Director and Hollywood contestant, Jason Horn. See yesterday’s blog entry. Hee.
Lea Cabrera graduated from Ricks College (now BYU-I–Jon Peter Lewis studied there ) then moved to NYC to pursue a stage career. This old article from the BYU-I Scroll recounts an alumni concert she performed in 2001. Here is a more recent article from Playbill. She participated in a benefit for “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS” in May 2005. She could be the same Lea that’s on the Hollywood list.
This could be Hollywood Contestant Syd James. Picture from an archived web site.
Hollywood contestant Tim Chiles almost didn’t make it through due to a possible “hitch” in the judging that turned out to be nothing.
In the Maybe, but not Likely Department:
Could this classically trained singer be Heather Cox, Hollywood contestant? I’ve heard the AI Heather is blond, but you never know.
Is this Kristina Harvey a Hollywood contestant, or just another random singer? Check out her song sample. Personally, I’m hoping for the former. Hee.