(Posted Sept. 3)
teenager Ottawa's newest singing idol
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans teenager Lindsay White is this
year's Ottawa Idol winner. Ottawa Idol photo
at first you don't succeed try again. That's the advice,
Orléans singer Lindsay White followed in becoming
this year's winner of the Ottawa Idol singing competition.
Two years after finishing second to current
country music sensation Jordan McIntosh, White returned
to Place d'Orléans on the weekend to claim the
title for her own.
16, is hoping to parlay her recent win into the type of
success enjoyed by McIntosh and fellow Orléans
songtress Kira Isabella, who is also doing well on the
country music charts.
White considers herself more of a pop singer, she's comfortable
singing in any genre, as evident from the song list that
propelled her through four rounds of competition on Saturday
started out by singing Glitter In The Air by Pink on Saturday
which landed her in the Sunday's top 12. Her incredible
versatily wowed the judges and the audience alike as she
performed Carrie Underwoof's Last Name and Adele's Someone
Like You to make it through to the top three.
saved the best for last, performing On My Own from the
musical Les Miserables, to seal the win.
it got up to top 12 I was terrified," said Whte,
who had a number of supporters in the audience including
both her mother and her father. "Everyone was so
amazing and everyone had something different to offer,
surprisingly, the Grade 11 St. Peter High School lists
Adele, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Carrie Underwood as her
own music idols.
spent the year off between Otrawa Idol competitions taking
voice lessons and perfecting her craft singing whenever
and wherever she could including school plays, open mic
events, and coffee houses.
extra work paid off in spades, according to Ottawa Idol
president Eldon Fox who called her performance "flawless".
other (contestants) were all good singers but they all
had to bring their game up to her game. Shes just
perfect, said Fox.
the title and a rather large trophy, White won $2,000
worth of recording time at Audio Valley Recording Studio.
She plans to continue singing as much as possible with
the goal of one day signing a professional recording contract.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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