Julienne Irwin

Born March 14, 1993 (age 24)
Origin Bel Air, Maryland, U.S.
Genres Country, pop

Julienne Irwin (born March 14, 1993) is an American singer from Bel Air, Maryland. Irwin was a finalist on the second season of America’s Got Talent.

Prior to her America’s Got Talent debut, Irwin has stated she has never performed publicly or received any vocal lessons. According to her bio on the NBC website, Irwin attended Harford Christian School where she was a cheerleader and became the class president. She is also said to want to sing the national anthem at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles.

Irwin is a very devoted country music fan. In her own words, on her public website, she states:

I live for country music. If it didn’t exist, a huge piece of my life would be missing. It wakes me up in the morning and puts me to sleep at night, and it’s on my mind 24 hours a day.

2007: America’s Got Talent

As in the previous year, the show consisted of a nationwide search, through thousands of applicants all competing for the top one million dollar prize.

Irwin first auditioned in New York, with an a cappella rendition of “How Do I Live” (LeAnn Rimes) by Diane Warren. The judges unanimously praised her raw talent and invited her to the Las Vegas callbacks.

In subsequent shows, Irwin performed individual songs and passed through to the next round as follows:

Las Vegas Callbacks: “At Last” (Etta James) by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren. (Only shown briefly in a montage.)
Semifinals: “Bless the Broken Road” (Rascal Flatts) by Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna and Marcus Hummon.
Top Ten: “Til I Can Make It On My Own”, by Tammy Wynette, George Richey and Billy Sherill.
The Final Eight: “Crazy” (Patsy Cline) by Willie Nelson.

She became one of the top four finalists, and on August 14, performed “What Hurts the Most” (Rascal Flatts) by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson, as the judges’ pick for her, and “Over The Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg,[8] as her choice. After the song, judge Piers Morgan said:

.Julienne, I still don’t think you’ve done enough to win, but I’ve gotta say, that was a brilliant performance. And I think if America gives votes for people that make me look stupid, you’re going to get lots of votes.

Recently, the songs recorded in the demo session were made available for viewing on the Internet.

Julienne graduated from Bel Air High School in Bel Air, Maryland and is an alumna of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee class of 2015. In 2010, she worked with noted Nashville producer, David Malloy and is continuing her goal of song-writing. Her new website www.julienneirwin.com has come more interactive and fan-friendly with the addition of a blog. Julienne can also be found on Facebook.

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