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Schaumburg Idol 2016 Contestants

Twelve contestants are vying for the honor of becoming the next Schaumburg Idol. Read more about the contestants below.

Abby Reynolds

What’s your favorite style of music?

I enjoy country and pop.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I love singing and acting. When I’m older I want to be on Broadway. If that doesn’t work out I want to be a doctor or nurse.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I love singing and think this is going to be a great experience.

Why should the public vote for you?

I have a great voice and stage presence. Even if I don’t win, I will still enjoy this experience! 

Amani Bhagwakar

What’s your favorite style of music?

Pop music and Broadway are my favorites.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I would like to sing professionally when I am older.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I love to sing and it makes me happy and relaxed.

Why should the public vote for you?

I believe the public should vote for me because I have the personality and the skills.

Carolina Giraldo

What’s your favorite style of music?         

Pop

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I am from Venezuela. One of my future goals is to be a dentist.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I love to sing and this is a great opportunity to share my passion.

Why should the public vote for you?

I have a distinctive voice and I have the ability to sing in another language.

Clarissa Consoli 

What’s your favorite style of music?

Classical

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I would like to one day be a psychologist or work as a counselor at a high school. I’m interested in helping youths and teens going through hard times.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I felt it would be fun to sing some pop-like music and expand my range.

Why should the public vote for you?

I am kind, have practiced for years and I have a good spark in me that will maybe inspire people to try out next year.

Gina Gonzalez

What’s your favorite style of music?

My favorite style of music is pop and R&B.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I play violin and guitar. I also enjoy writing music. One of my future goals is to be a Disney World performer or high school choir teacher.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I heard about it from my vocal coach. She encouraged me to give it a shot!

Why should the public vote for you?

The public should vote for me because I have always been passionate about music and singing. I think everyone can relate to being passionate about something in their lives.

Jamie Dowat 

What’s your favorite style of music?

My favorites are classical, Christian pop, and musical theater.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I play four instruments including the cello, piano, French horn, and flute. I play cello in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and I will be traveling to Scotland and Ireland this summer with the Anima Touring Chorus in Glen Ellyn.

In terms of future goals, I definitely want to invest in world travel and keep music a part of my life.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I love to sing and perform. I also have competed in Schaumburg’s Got Talent, and I look forward to this experience.

Why should the public vote for you?

Music has always been a passion of mine, especially singing. It is one of the best ways to express yourself and inspire others. Simply put, I wish to use music to bring smiles and motivation to as many people as possible. 

Julia Bell 

What’s your favorite style of music?

Alternative, pop-punk, pop-rock, classic rock, punk-rock, (some) country, and (some) pop.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I’ve been in eight different musicals. I love to sing and dance. I play flute and I would like to go into music professionally.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

It sounded like fun and a good opportunity to perform in front of people.

Why should the public vote for you?

I want to reach out to people through music.

Kyra Howard

What’s your favorite style of music?

Musical theatre, punk, alternative rock, country, and electro-pop

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I have been singing, dancing and acting since age 4. I have been the lead in my school’s production of Wizard of Oz. My dream is to be on Broadway.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I love the thrill of competing, even if I don’t win.

Why should the public vote for you?

I love to sing and to share it with others. My friends all say I sing well.

Olivia Bell 

What’s your favorite style of music?

Alternative, pop-punk, punk-rock, rock, and some rap. I love Fall Out Boy.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I’m a music nerd who wants to have some sort of job in music - either singing, writing music, or playing guitar.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I thought it would be a good learning experience.

Why should the public vote for you?

I’m better than my twin sister Julia (just kidding). I have potential and love to sing.

Taylor Bowens 

What’s your favorite style of music?

My favorite style of music is pop with a little bit of hip-hop.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

One of my future goals is to graduate from the University of Miami with a degree in biomedical engineering.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I am auditioning for Schaumburg Idol because I was told I have a wonderful voice. I have been singing ever since I could remember.

Why should the public vote for you?

The public should vote for me because I am easy to relate to and can easily connect to other people and reach their soul through my voice.

Vanessa Serra 

What’s your favorite style of music?

Pop music

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I love to play volleyball, sing, and act in my free-time. My goal is to be on The Voice.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I auditioned because I love singing, and would love for others to hear my voice.

Why should the public vote for you?

They should vote for me because I’m just an ordinary seventh-grader with a passion for singing.

Zahadita Kudrna

What’s your favorite style of music?

Country and R&B are my favorites.

Interesting information about yourself including future goals:

I’m a Schaumburg mom to a sprite 4-year old boy. My son has Hydrocephalus and I run in a 5k to find a cure. I’m also an on-site bridal stylist. I’m not afraid to say I’m a little scared but pumped for the competition.

Why did you audition for Schaumburg Idol?

I’m doing this for all the stay at home and working Schaumburg moms. I’ve always loved to sing.

Why should the public vote for you?

I’m a hard-worker, have tons of passion, and am here to prove moms wear more than yoga pants!

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