Skylar Laine

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Skylar Laine
Skylar Laine at North Charleston.jpg
Skylar Laine performing at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston
Background information
Birth nameSkylar Laine Harden
Born(1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 20)
Brandon, Mississippi, U.S.
GenresCountry, country rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2012–present
Labels19 Entertainment[1] (2012-13)
Websitewww.skylarlaine.com
 
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Skylar Laine
Skylar Laine at North Charleston.jpg
Skylar Laine performing at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston
Background information
Birth nameSkylar Laine Harden
Born(1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 20)
Brandon, Mississippi, U.S.
GenresCountry, country rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2012–present
Labels19 Entertainment[1] (2012-13)
Websitewww.skylarlaine.com

Skylar Laine (born Skylar Laine Harden;[2] February 1, 1994) is an American singer from Brandon, Mississippi.[3] She placed fifth on the eleventh season of American Idol.[4]

Early life[edit]

Laine graduated from Brandon High School a year early.[5] Her musical influences are Miranda Lambert, Waylon Jennings and George Jones.[5] Laine also worked at her family's business in Mississippi. She has also moved to Nashville, Tennessee.[6]

American Idol[edit]

Overview[edit]

Laine auditioned in Houston, Texas. In the semi-finals she performed "Stay with Me" by Faces. She was one of the top five female vote getters and advanced to the top 13. She is the second finalist from Mississippi, the other being Jasmine Murray from American Idol season 8.[5] After the competition, she plans to move to Nashville, Tennessee.[7]

Performances/results[edit]

EpisodeThemeSong choiceOriginal artistOrder #Result
AuditionAuditioner's Choice"Hell on Heels"Pistol AnniesN/AAdvanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1First SoloNot airedN/AAdvanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2Group Performance"Son of a Preacher Man"Dusty SpringfieldN/AAdvanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3Second Solo"You Lie"The Band PerryN/AAdvanced
Las Vegas RoundSongs from the 1950s
Group Performance
"Dedicated to the One I Love"The "5" RoyalesN/AAdvanced
Final JudgmentFinal Solo"Fancy"Bobbie GentryN/AAdvanced
Top 25 (Top 12 Women)Personal Choice"Stay with Me"Faces6Advanced
Top 13Whitney Houston"Where Do Broken Hearts Go"Whitney Houston8Safe
Top 11Year They Were Born"Love Sneakin' Up On You"Bonnie Raitt9Safe
Top 10Billy Joel"Shameless"Billy Joel4Safe
Top 9Their Personal IdolsSolo "Gunpowder & Lead"Miranda Lambert2Bottom 31
Trio "Like a Prayer" / "Borderline" / "Express Yourself"
with Hollie Cavanagh & Jessica Sanchez
Madonna11
Top 8Songs from the 1980sDuet "Islands in the Stream"
with Colton Dixon
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton3Safe
Solo "Wind Beneath My Wings"Roger Whittaker12
Top 7Songs from the 2010sSolo "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You"Kellie Pickler1Safe
Duet "Don't You Wanna Stay"
with Colton Dixon
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson6
Top 72Songs from Now & Then"Born This Way"Lady Gaga6Safe
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"The Miracles13
Top 6Queen"The Show Must Go On"Queen2Bottom 31
Contestant's Choice"Tattoos on This Town"Jason Aldean8
Top 5Songs from the 1960sSolo "Fortunate Son"Creedence Clearwater Revival3Eliminated
Trio "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
with Hollie Cavanagh & Jessica Sanchez
Jackie Wilson9
British Pop"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"Dusty Springfield10

Post Idol[edit]

She took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2012, which began July 6, 2012 and ran till September 21, 2012.[8]

It was announced on November 17, 2012 that Laine had signed with 19 Entertainment's management and had moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work on her debut album. She has worked with songwriters such as Nathan Chapman, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, and Chris Tompkins. She also debuted an original song called "Settle Down," written by herself, Chris DeStefano and Anne Preven.[1] In January 2013, she left 19 Entertainment's management because they were unable to find a record label for her, but she is still working on her album.[9]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

TitleDetailsPeak chart
positions
Sales
US[10]US
Country
[10]
American Idol Season 11 Highlights (Skylar Laine EP)
  • Release date: July 3, 2012
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Formats: CD
6412

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'American Idol' Finalist Skylar Laine Debuts New Song at Graceland (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brandon teen in 'American Idol' top 40". The Mississippi Link. 
  3. ^ "Brandon Teen in Idol Semi-finals". February 24, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American Idol - Access Hollywood". Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Skylar Laine makes American Idol cut". March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.countryweekly.com/news/booted-idol-contestant-skylar-laine-moving-nashville
  7. ^ "Singing Helps Local Business". March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ American Idol Live tour kicks off in Detroit
  9. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/skylar-laine-ex-boyfriend-hate-crime/
  10. ^ a b "Billboard 200 Chart: American Idol Season 11 Highlight CD". emusicality.com. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2012-09-27). "'Idol' sales: Phillip Phillips' 'Home' expansion". Idol Chatter (USA Today). Retrieved September 27, 2012. 

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