Hometown: Halifax, NS
Audition city: Toronto
Place of Birth: Halifax, NS
Sounds Like: Alicia Keys
Identifies With: Mahalia Jackson
Musical Style: Soul/Jazz/Gospel
Fashion Style: "Unique"
"There are many who have helped shape my character, but my vocal abilities come from God."
Top 32 Song List:
The Greatest Love of All
Halifax native Brandy Callahan first performed in public at the age of two, perched on a church stool. Brandy sang all her life in church before forming a group at 18 that performed throughout Atlantic Canada, including the East Coast Music Awards. Brandy is friends with Canadian Idol runner-up Gary Beals and says they "come from similar backgrounds." A hairdresser in Toronto, Brandy hopes to study youth care and become "a famous singer."
Brandy's friends describe her as "bubbly, loving and caring." She cheers for the Halifax Mooseheads and says she is proud of the "friendly dispositions" of fellow Haligonians. In her spare time, Brandy likes to play the piano, write songs and poetry, and do arts and crafts. She loves to cook, swim and play "tackle football." She doesn't have a pet but wishes she owned a teacup poodle. Brandy says her friends would be surprised to find out that she "enjoys country music."
Brandy's favourite judge? "Sass Jordan," she says. "I think she has such a beautiful spirit for someone who is so successful."