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Diana DeGarmo
Diana DeGarmo
Diana DeGarmo
Background information
Birth name Diana Nicole DeGarmo
Born June 16, 1987 (1987-06-16) (age 20)
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Origin Snellville, Georgia, USA
Label(s) RCA Records (2004-2005)
Website Official site

Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. She finished in second place behind winner Fantasia Barrino on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol, narrowly missing the win by about 2% (approximately 1.3 million votes) out of over 65 million votes.[1] At 16, DeGarmo was the youngest contestant among the set of finalists in the third season; she was a junior at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. Image File history File links Diana_degarmo. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Snellville is a city located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, east of Atlanta. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American pop, R&B, soul singer and Broadway / television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Shiloh High School is located near Snellville, Georgia in southern Gwinnett County. ... Motto: Everybodys Somebody in Snellville Location in Gwinnett County, Georgia Coordinates: County Gwinnett Incorporated 1923 Government  - Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer Area  - City 25. ...

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Biography

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, DeGarmo has been singing publicly from a young age, including at the 1997 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, and in stage productions of Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Atlanta. As a third grade student, she was a Coca-Cola Kid during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The next year, she sang at Opryland USA during the Christmas holiday season. In 2002, she was named Miss Teen Georgia and was a finalist on the NBC talent search program America's Most Talented Kid. At ten years of age, DeGarmo was one of the "Cartoon Network Kids". She has also appeared in various telefilms during her childhood. DeGarmo is niece to Eddie DeGarmo of DeGarmo & Key.[2] DeGarmo is best known for being the runner-up in the third season of FOX's hit reality show American Idol. She performed on the "American Idols Live" tour with the other season three Idol finalists during the summer of 2004, which included a show in Singapore in October 2004. She toured independently in 2005, at a few venues in order to promote her debut album, Blue Skies. Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Annie (disambiguation). ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and their first performed. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television network. ... Americas Most Talented Kid is an American television series that originally aired on NBC in 2003. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Eddie DeGarmo is an American Contemporary Christian music recording artist. ... DeGarmo and Key were a pop and rock style Christian music group that started professionally in 1978. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Blue Skies is an album released in Dec. ...


American Idol

DeGarmo took part in the third season of American Idol in 2004, finishing second after a close race with winner Fantasia Barrino. DeGarmo was known for her power-house performances,[citation needed] as well as her ability to perform songs with ease at such a young age, as she was only 16 years old at the time of the show. American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American pop, R&B, soul singer and Broadway / television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ...


She started off as the first person to perform in the top 32, and was the 2nd person voted into the finals, after eventual winner Fantasia Barrino. However, she ended up in the bottom 3 in 3 of the first 5 weeks. The surprising thing was, starting from the top 7, she never got into the bottom 3 or 2, gradually becoming one of the front runners in the competition following the elimination of Jennifer Hudson and Latoya London. Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... La Toya Renee London (born on December 29, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ...


Performances

A record of what DeGarmo sang on the show can be found as follows:

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Music

Diana DeGarmo performs for sailors during a United Service Organization (USO) show aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf. December 29, 2005.
Diana DeGarmo performs for sailors during a United Service Organization (USO) show aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf. December 29, 2005.

DeGarmo released a single, "Dreams," on June 29, 2004. The song was co-written by songwriter Chris Braide who also co-wrote "This Is the Night" for Clay Aiken. It includes two other songs: her version of "I Believe" co-written by former Idol contestant Tamyra Gray and a remake of Melissa Manchester's "Don't Cry Out Loud". Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1700x2176, 745 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Diana DeGarmo Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1700x2176, 745 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Diana DeGarmo Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Diana DeGarmos debut single Dreams Dreams is the debut single by American Idolrunner-up Diana DeGarmo. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Braide (born 6 February 1973 in Cheshire) is a British singer, songwriter, record producer and music publisher. ... This Is The Night is a 2003 hit single by American Idol contestant Clay Aiken, produced by Steve Mac. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American actress and singer, best known for her rise to fame as one of the finalists on the first season of the reality television program American Idol in 2002. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ...


DeGarmo's debut album, titled Blue Skies, was released on December 7, 2004, to opening week sales of 47,000. The album came in at #52 in the Billboard chart. As of August 2007, sales are at 164,000 copies.[3] Her single "Emotional" again co-written by Chris Braide, Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson, peaked at #54 on the Mediabase Pop Chart. Blue Skies is an album released in Dec. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


DeGarmo appeared on the soundtrack for the 2005 Disney movie Ice Princess with the song "Reaching for Heaven", written by Desmond Child. Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...


DeGarmo's second album is currently in progress. DeGarmo began recording her new album in 2005, and continued to record sporadically throughout 2006 and 2007 as she performed in Hairspray on Broadway. However, it was not until 2007 that DeGarmo fully dedicated her attention to the project. The second album will be pop/R&B and features all Atlanta-based songwriters and producers, including Grammy-winners such as Kandi Burruss, L-Roc, Dallas Austin; and Don Vito.[4] DeGarmo will also be co-writing and co-producing on tracks.[5] According to a Kandi Burruss associate, DonJuan Clark, on the forum middlechildpromotions.com, DeGarmo recorded a Kandi Burruss/Terius Nash/Don Vito track entitled "Blue Jeans" that was also recorded by Blaque. DeGarmo's version has not leaked but Blaque's has. Clips of "I Refuse" and "Reach For The Sky" have also been posted on DeGarmo's MySpace page. The release date is TBD. MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


DeGarmo appeared in Gone Country on CMT in early 2008, but lost to Julio Iglesias, Jr..[6] Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... Julio José Iglesias, also known as Julio Iglesias Jr, (born 1973) is a Spanish pop singer from Spain. ...


Musical Theatre

As a child, DeGarmo performed in productions of Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat in Atlanta, Georgia. She made her stage debut in a lead role as Maria in a San Jose production of West Side Story in November 2005. Auditions for Hairspray and Brooklyn: The Musical followed shortly thereafter. Signing on initially for a four-month run, DeGarmo made her Broadway debut in Hairspray as nerdy character Penny Pingleton in February 2006, impressing audiences with her comedic prowess. She also performed the lead role of Brooklyn in the national tour of Brooklyn: The Musical in the summer of 2006. This production featured DeGarmo alongside one of her idols, Tony and Grammy Award winner Melba Moore. DeGarmo returned to Broadway's Hairspray in September 2006 for a second engagement of over five months, wrapping up her Hairspray stints in February 2007. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in April 2007. For other uses, see Annie (disambiguation). ... San José – or its anglicised form San Jose – is the Spanish for Saint Joseph. ... This article is about the musical. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Melba Moore (born Melba Hill, 29 October 1945, in New York City) is an American R&B singer and actress. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ...


DeGarmo also performed in a musical concert, In Your Dreams, in early October 2006 for a new musical said to have a similar plot to High School Musical. For other uses, see High School Musical (disambiguation). ...


Awards and charts

DeGarmo's first single, "Dreams", debuted at #2 in record sales and went #1 on the Billboard US Singles Sales Chart. Diana DeGarmos debut single Dreams Dreams is the debut single by American Idolrunner-up Diana DeGarmo. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


On September 17, 2005, DeGarmo received the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony. The award recognizes Georgia artists on the path to successful and lengthy careers. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Diana Degarmo discography
Releases
Studio albums 1
Singles 2
B-sides 2
Tours 1


The following is a complete discography of every album and single released by American pop music artist Diana Degarmo. Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ...


Albums

Album information Singles
Blue Skies
  • "Dreams"
  • "Emotional"

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Album singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S Billboard Hot 100 U.S Single Sales Mediabase Pop Canada
2004 "Dreams" 14 1 2 Blue Skies
"Emotional" 54

See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Blue Skies is an album released in Dec. ...

References

  1. ^ USAtoday.com (05-27-2004). 31.4 million tune in to American Idol. Retrieved on February 21, 2007.
  2. ^ Anthony K. Valley (05-25-2004). American Idol Contestants Ties to the Christian Church. Retrieved on February 21, 2007.
  3. ^ Chris Daughtry | Photo 1 | 'American' Gladiators | Fall Music 2006 | Entertainment Weekly
  4. ^ [http://blog "Idol Chatter", Doug Pullen, 4/29/2007, accessed 7/10/2007
  5. ^ All Grown Up and Finding Her Way, Mary Colurso, April 27, 2007, accessed 7/10/2007
  6. ^ What Do R&B And Country Have In Common?

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