Hometown: Regina, SK
Audition City: Regina, SK
Place of Birth: Victoria, BC
Nickname: "Mino," "Minnie"
Sounds Like: Martina McBride / Pink / Amy Lee
Identifies With: Bonnie Raitt, Jann Arden
Musical Style: "Versatile"
Fashion Style: "Funky and fun"
"My number one goal in life is to share my love of music and the arts with as many people as possible and to pass on that vision and drive to all the young singers in Canada."
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There are not many competitors that have a resident cheering section such as that of Manoah Hartmann. As a music teacher at a Regina elementary school, Manoah can count on the support of her students, their parents and her fellow staff. "They are always cheering me on and inspiring me to go beyond what I have already done," she says. Indeed, regardless of what happens on Canadian Idol, Manoah is devoted to giving back to young Canadians. "I hope that I will continue to pass on my love for the arts and for music to as many people, especially young girls, as I can." A graduate of the University of Regina, Manoah began singing when hanging out on the beach in Victoria, where she was born. "I would sing and dance all around my grandparents' yard," she says. Indeed, it was Manoah's grandmother who encouraged her mother to sign her up for classical training after recognizing her potential.
Manoah describes herself as "funky, outspoken and fun to be around." In addition to singing, Manoah acts and also writes. In her spare time, Manoah likes to read and watch TV, rollerblade and swim. She loves shoes, hats, dark chocolate, Law and Order and is a die-hard Saskatchewan Roughriders fan.
What can viewers expect when they see Manoah perform? "The audience will see someone who loves what they are doing," she says. "I love working with people and inspiring people to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams."