A Webb City teen says her audition for American Idol is an experience she won’t forget.
Bailey Moore says it was a great experience and something she can build on.
She started the audition process several months ago with the 2018 Four States Idol competition right here in this studio with a Silver Ticket.
“I’ve been singing pretty much my whole life,” says Moore. In fact, she says as soon as she could talk, she was singing.
Moore recalls, “I remember singing in the car and my dad asked me what I was doing with my voice and it was vibratto. He didn’t know what that was.”
Then, Moore started formal lessons three years ago with vocal coach Kacey Baugh Lee.
“Bailey has a really great musical taste. She can sing anything from almost any decade,” says Lee.
All that practice paid off last year when Bailey won the Four States Idol contest.
It sent her to a tryout in Los Angeles with an audition in front of the American Idol judges.
Moore says, “Bascially, they told me I needed to work on my stage presence and a little bit on my confidence.”
Although she didn’t make the cut, Bailey’s audition vocals made it on to an episode of the show.
She says it was a valuable experience, but still one that she may repeat in the future.
“‘American Idol’ was so professional, I will continue to. I was thinking about going when I’m 16, possibly maybe in the future,” she says.
While she may not be the next Carrie Underwood (yet), Moore is sticking with singing.