Pop songstress Phoebe Elliot broke into the music scene at age 4, harmonizing to Disney tunes in the back seat of the family minivan. After writing her first song at fifteen, she knew right away she wanted to be an artist. Originally from St. Louis, Elliot currently lives in Nashville and continues to write, perform, and collaborate with other songwriters and musicians, under the watchful eye of Grammy Award-winning producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride).
Gina Venier wowed all three judges with her performance on American Idol. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. all gave her a thumbs up. Lopez called her a “funky, funky girl” and Urban commented on Venier’s “true artistry.” Gina made it to the season’s overall Top 48 contestants, and was Top 24 for female contenders.