This is our continuation of our preview of possible Season 9 contestants. Remember, that the Hollywood round doesn’t occur until January 9th this year. We don’t know how far any of these contestants might go. And since we never see some of the competition round contestants until the competition starts, we might never see some of these people.
Number 7: Katelyn Clampett
Hometown: Cary, North Carolina (just graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston)
Style: Natasha Bedingfield (pop/rock)
Pictures/Myspace/Links after the jump
Picture 1 Picture 2
MP3 on Amazon
“Water Them Down” (youtube)
Somewhere, Somehow (youtube)
“You Oughta Know” (cover)(youtube)
Simon is going to love this girl. She’s good looking and that spells C*O*M*M*E*R*C*I*A*L to him. Since she can also sing in tune, write songs and play the piano and the guitar, Kara is going to think that she’s got the “total package”. Randy is going to be yapping about dawgs. Katelyn has a fair amount of experience performing, so if she doesn’t choke and isn’t diametrically opposed to what they are looking for this year (i.e. a threat), she could make it through.
She’s got a Natasha Bedingfield kind of vibe and is very reminiscent of Brooke White (who may have gone further if she hadn’t crumpled under the pressure of the show). She’s already had one of her songs used for a television show (Golf Channel for the 2009 Nationwide Tour Coverage) and that video she made for “Water Them Down” is more professional looking than some Idols have had. Does she have enough to shine on the Idol stage? Can she capture the Brooke White/Kris Allen fan base? Is she versatile enough to handle the different themes? Can she re-arrange a song?
What do you think?
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