What’s in a name? For R&B singer/songwriter Avalon Young, the story behind her name foretold her future. Named after the song by Roxy Music, Avalon had her musical destiny initiated for her before she even sang her first note. Years later, she had the lyrics “Yes, the picture’s changing every moment. And your destination, you don’t know it” inked on her arm, solidifying the prominent and permanent significance of her origins. Today, the San Diego native is making waves in the indie hip-hop music scene, but her story has just begun…
After surviving through the audition rounds, the hell of Hollywood week, and even duets with Idol All Stars, ten Season 15 contestants emerged from the talent-heavy ranks to form American Idol‘s last group of Top 10 finalists.
They are… . Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, Trent Harmon, La’Porsha Renae, Tristan McIntosh, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, MacKenzie Bourg, Avalon Young, and Lee Jean. One of these singers is on track to becoming the fifteenth and final winner of American Idol, and the bookend to the woman who legitimized the entire series, the one and only Kelly Clarkson.
Speaking of Clarkson, during this week’s Top 10 night, the original Idol graced the Idol stage one last time to deliver an emotionally riveting performance of “Piece By Piece” from her latest album, making for the perfect parting gift for the show that launched her into superstardom.