Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"American Idol" hopeful has Marist ties

As I've mentioned before, I don't watch "American Idol" until they narrow the field to the final 12, but I may have to tune in this week.

That's because Katie Stevens, seen here in an "Idol" publicity shot handed out by Fox, is the daughter of a Marist College alum (Clara, Class of 1985) and the younger sister of a current Marist sophomore (Ryan, Class of 2012). A senior in high school back in Connecticut, Katie can already list singing at Carnegie Hall among the credits on her résumé. Ryan has set up a Facebook page where fans of his sister can follow her progress — you can access that page by clicking here — and the 17-year-old has already got 5,390 Facebook fans. Katie has sung hits like Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" and "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone on "Idol" so far. Check out the show this week to see if Katie is voted in as one of the top 12 finalists.

For more on Katie and her Marist connection, click here for the school's official news release.


Lindsey said...

I felt bad for her that she had to start the show. That's not an easy position and the judges and crowd aren't really warmed up by then. It seems like a real disadvantage for her. I hope America keeps Katie for until next week so she can show how talented she is.

Anonymous said...

I like her voice but that was so the wrong song for her

Scott said...

she wasn't the worst singer of the night, and i think she'll stick around at least til next week so she'll get another shot to redeem herself