Katherine St-Laurent, 16
Otterburn Park, Que.
One of the perks of being on Canadian Idol is the celebrity life the contestants lead for the duration of their run on the show.
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And for those who have never done anything professionally in the music world, it’s a lot of fun to be pampered and having everyone making a fuss over you.
“I’ve never really had a professional photo shoot and professional makeup done, so it’s really great, but I find I’m being spoiled,” says Katherine St-Laurent, 16, from Otterburn Park, Que.
Being the youngest in the competition certainly has its advantages for St-Laurent, as well. Being surrounded by her fellow hopefuls -- most of whom have some type of musical experience -- allows St-Laurent to pick up tips about what to do on stage, choosing the right song and how to be a little more confident when performing.
“I’m learning a lot from them,” says St-Laurent, who has been singing since she was six.
St-Laurent’s singing style takes her more into country-rock -- drawing comparisons to artists like Jewel and Sheryl Crow. For St-Laurent, winning this competition is going to take a lot of hard work, but with the right choices and advice, she’s up for the challenge.
“I think that I’m a hard worker, and I’m going to work hard to get this. Music is my passion and this is what I want to do,” she says. “So even if I don’t make it all the way, I’m going to keep working to get my career started.”