Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#117 Amy Adams

Next on my American Idol finalist countdown, from my least favorite to my most favorite, is at number 117, and that is Amy Adams from American Idol season 3. She finished in 10th place. Lisa Leuschner should have made the top 12 instead of her.

Amy Christina Adams was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on July 25, 1979. She currently resides in Bakerfield, California, and works as a makeup artist. On November 10, 2010, she got married to Adam Miller in Bakersfield, California. She has one son named Harrison Ryan, born in May 2005.

Adams auditioned in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a member of the third semifinal group. She claimed a spot in the top 12 with a rendition of "The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush. Her successful performance of Dixie Chicks' "Sin Wagon" lead her to make the top 10, thus qualifying her for a seat on the American Idols LIVE! Tour bus. On the night March 30, she was eliminated with a 10th place finish after performing "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas.

She is the first contestant not to make the top 5 to appear on the late night show Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Simon Cowell previously stated on the show that Adams reminded him of Jay Leno, likely a combined reference to her big chin and sense of humor.

In September 2005, Adams began to tour in the U.S. touring company production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Patrick Cassidy, appearing as the Narrator.

In August 2009, Adams collaborated with Garden Pathways Inc. Performing Arts daycare and American Sound Recording Studios in Bakersfield, CA for a weeklong singing camp for local children ages 12 to 18.

Her personal quote is: "I believe that we can all change the world in small form. Being granted a chance to have people believe in your talents enough that you can touch the world in masses, there is no telling how you can change the world. Whether it be through music, charity, or simply, self love."

Next on the countdown is at 116, who is an early favorite of season 8 and who barely fellow short of the top 10 after singing "Jolene" by Dolly Parton, thus missing out on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009, and is a close friend of my number 1 American Idol finalist.

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