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    Ayla Brown - Season 5



    Age: 17

    Hometown: Wrentham, MA

    Audition City: Boston

    Favorite Female Artist:
    Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston

    Favorite Male Artist:
    Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Boyz 2 Men


    When did you first start to sing?

    When I began watching Winnie the Pooh and Disney Movies.

    Do you have any formal singing training?

    Yes. I have taken singing lessons in the past at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts.

    What other talents do you have?

    Scholarship for basketball at Boston College. Ceramics. All Sports.

    If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?

    Continue to play basketball at Boston College.

    What are your personal goals in life?

    To be a role model, to live a healthy and happy life, to continue to have a successful career in basketball.

    What album would your friends be surprised you own?

    Cher.

    Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?

    My parents.

    Do you have any rituals or things you do each time you perform?

    Yes, I wear a special star necklace my mom gave me for my 16th birthday. I also wear it before every game.

    Most embarassing moments?

    My first day I had my permit I backed out of my driveway and into a parked car.

    What has been your proudest moment in life so far?

    Being one of the few people in MA to be a 2000 point scorer.

    If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?

    To be a professional basketball player.

    What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?

    To be a role model for their community, work with young people. Leading by example.

    Who is your favorite judge and why?

    Randy because he shares a passion for sports and music.

    What would people be surprised to learn about you?

    That I sleep with a teddy bear and I almost can't sleep without it.

    How has this changed your life?

    This has taken me down a road I didn't expect.

    Do you have any lucky charms?

    A lucky star necklace.

    Who are your heroes in life?

    People who serve in the armed forces - like my Dad.

    What's been your toughest obstacle in life?

    Overcoming people's incorrect assumptions about me.

    Do you think the audition process was fair?

    Yes.

    If you win, who will you thank first?

    My parents and the people who believe in me, and who have supported me for many years.

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    I like her voice. She could make it into the Top 12, but, if she does, I think she could be a relatively early boot after that.

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    she has a cool name...I really like her name..

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    I loved Simon's "underdog" comment. I like her voice. Her look reminds me of Julia Stiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFlo View Post
    I loved Simon's "underdog" comment. I like her voice. Her look reminds me of Julia Stiles.
    Thanks, JFlo! I've been racking my brain, trying to think who Ayla reminded me of; that's it! Especially Julia in Save the Last Dance.

    I love triple threats like Ayla. She reminds me of that male Olympic skier who is now going into football: confident without being conceited; knows where she stands in life and sleeps with a Teddy Bear.

    I doubt she'll win AI, but her personal attitude has "Winner" written all over it.
    Still crazy, after all these shears

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    I keep getting distracted by her first name. It always reminds me of something else.

    I think she's okay. Not very impressive so far.

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    I'd love to see a one on one match between her and the O'Donohue girl. Hoops that is.

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    When I heard her audition I wasn't impressed at all- I figured they put her in because of her looks. But this week, I thought she sounded really good.

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    Gorgeous girl.

    My memory is that the voice was only okay, but it wasn't so bad that it isn't possible that she simply hasn't hit her stride yet.

    I don't see "winner" here, but she might be at least pleasant. Plus, like Katharine McPhee I seem to recall her having a pretty cute kind of spazzy reaction to hearing she got in the semi-finals, and I'm a sucker for girls who can let themselves go a bit like that.

    Favorite Female Artist:
    Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston

    Favorite Male Artist:
    Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Boyz 2 Men
    This list confuses me. It's long enough that unlike some of the others (who mostly just filled in "Kelly Clarkson" whenever possible) I DO think she put some thought into it. That's good. But it's kind of an odd amalgam of tastes. Maybe it's just Christina bucking the trend of the others towards "lite" music. Or Luther bucking the trend towards modern ones. Or the shiver I get in my spine whenever I see Groban's name with a list of people who don't usually go over the top in every song they do (well, Celine is on Groban's side of that too usually, on second thought).

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    Sounds like my cd collection...I am all over the map.
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