Profile Spotlight on American Idol 9 hopeful Vered Didi Benami

Name: Vered Benami (VERED from Hebrew meaning “ROSE”)
Nickname: Didi
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles
Audition song: “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
Audition backstory: Lost her best friend and mentor and she’s auditioning in her memory.
Instrument: guitar (recently undergone a wrist surgery because of it)
Birthplace: New York City, raised in Knoxville, Tennessee.
School attended: Nashville’s Belmont University (where she met her biggest inspiration, Rebecca Joy Lear.)
Fansite: Didi Benami Fansite


Hollywood Interview

Q & A

* Question: Do you have any formal singing training?
* Answer: Yes. Vocal Coaches Roger Love and Kira Fontana in Los Angeles.

* Question: When did you first start to sing?
* Answer: When I was a young girl – started singing more in 5th grade.

* Question: Do you have a favorite quote or personal motto?
* Answer: “Imagine” – John Lennon / “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Question: Favorite Female Artist:
* Answer: Kyler England, Angel Taylor, Patty Griffin

* Question: Favorite Male Artist:
* Answer: Paul McCartney, Jason Reeves

Top 24 Performance: Feb 23
“The Way i Am” by Ingrid Michaelson

Didi Benami is on MySpace.

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