Occupation: High School Student
Hometown: Sainte-Julienne, QC
Audition City: Montreal, QC
Place of Birth: Montreal, QC
Favourite Song: 'Yesterday's Feelings' by The Used
Would Like to Meet: Sonny Moore
Motto: "Don't do that never ever again brainy boy."
"It sounds cliché but being chosen as a Top 22 competitor for Canadian Idol has been the biggest accomplishment of my life so far."
Although the entire Canadian Idol experience has been extremely rewarding for Montana, she would much rather be on stage in front of a crowd than just the four Idol judges. But when she found out she had made it into this year's Top 22, she was shocked. "(It was) so weird," she says. "It's the only thing I was able to think about."
Montana cites her father and her friends as her biggest supporters, but it is her cousin Joseph that has provided her with inspiration. "He gave me my first skateboard to learn on and got me interested in skateboarding."
When Montana is not skateboarding or singing she enjoys playing with her cat, playing guitar or writing poetry. Her favourite foods include vegetarian lasagna and poutine. She loves watching "A Clockwork Orange," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Superstar." If she had to choose one article of clothing to not live without it, would be her hoodies.
A fan of musician Sonny Moore, Montana has been compared to artists Arianne Moffat and Björk. However, she feels that she has her own style and it is her personality that has helped get her this far in the competition. "I am not trying to be someone else -- I'm just being me."
CTV.ca | Montana Martin Iles