I’ve highlighted them both before in spoiler posts, but in cased you missed it, here are the deets once again.
Kristen McNamara – She was a previous Star Search and Nashville Star contestant. ( Her music ? Not very country, although she does yodel) She boasts a 4 octave range and has been a regular National Anthem singer at 49er games. Her bio says she working/writing with Chris Trevett, (Backstreet Boys, NSync, Britney Spears, Aaron Carter) finishing and indie record. Her Nashville Star Star profile says she opened for Lonestar, Collin Raye, Diamond Rio, Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, Kenny Chesney, Kevin Sharp, and Glen Campbell. Recording with John Stewart – Video.
Hometown: Northern California
Audition City: San Francisco
Videos: Video1, Video2, Video3
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Von Lee Smith – His over-the-top video performance of …And I Am Telling You went viral and he became something of a You Tube star. Consequently, he was invited to perform on The View and BET 106 and Park. My Space, Video1, Video2, Video3, Video4, Video5
Hometown: Kansas City
Audition City: Kansas City
Videos: Video1, Video2, Video3, Video4, Video5
Also more new and notable Hollywood Contestants–some pre-idol work from a few of the better Phoenix auditioners:
- Deanna Brown 25, from Louisville, KY, auditioned in Phoenix. Check out her videos. I like her.
- Arianna Asfar 16 from San Diego, CA, auditioned in Phoenix. Her videos.
- J.B. Ahfua, 16, from Taylorsville, Utah auditioned in Phoenix. Video1, imeem
Check out my Top 50 list HERE