Andrew Garcia, Mary Powers and Jim Ranger: Pre-Idol Music

I’ve got some pre-Idol music from your Los Angeles hopefuls below. Check it out.

Soulful dad, Andew Garcia has a ton of stuff on You Tube, much of it quite good. As part of the duo, the Adrian William Project: Original Song (Cathy’s Song) Use Somebody. A couple of real nice covers:
Chasing Pavements, Live and Learn Here’s a duet with another young singer, Cathy Nguyen (she’s good! Awesome cover) Knock You Down, and some sweet harmony with a few fellow musicians:  Empire State of Mind, Andrew’s Ustream channel:  UStream I’m predicting it: Andrew is going to become a big fav this season. The buzz has already started. (Andrew is reportedly friends with Season 7 contestant, Ramiele Malubay)

Rock and roll girl, Mary Powers? Here she is, sounding decidedly NOT rock and roll, singing “Home” from the Wiz, and here she is dabbling in a little Hip Hop, plus two ballads, “Forever” and “Awe and Wonder” with Bill Haller. Hm. A bit of an identity crisis, maybe?

Jim Ranger, the pastor and family man from Bakersfield, is in a popular local band called Soulajar.  Here’s a an interview and promotion the band did with a local Starbucks. The band covers “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Ok, based on his audition, I called Jim average. But I’m taking that back. He really does have a good voice.  More: Soulajar’s MySpace. Jim’s solo MySpace.

After the jump, check out my favorite from the bunch, Andew Garcia and Cathy Nguyen’s awesome cover of  Keri Hilson, Neyo and Kanye West cover “Knock You Down”

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