STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Another photo of Culhane on 'Idol' site
We published a story recently about Mitchell resident Rebecca Culhane being featured on the "American Idol" website, despite her not appearing much on the television show. I surfed the site a little m... Posted on 2/9/11 at 10:55 AM
The search for the next Dakota Wesleyan Idol began Monday, and already the competition is fierce.
Fourteen acts took the stage the first night of competition in hopes of being crowned the next champion. Only eight were chosen to move onto the next round, Monday, Feb. 14.
Fans of Mitchell singer Rebecca Culhane were disappointed they didn’t see her on “American Idol” Thursday night, but there was a video interview of Culhane on the “Idol” website Friday.
It’s been rumored for weeks that Culhane would be featured on the show. She told The Daily Republic recently that she signed a confidentiality agreement that forbids her from speaking about her involvement with the popular FOX program.
A Mitchell resident may perform on “American Idol” tonight.
Rebecca Culhane is a Yankton native who married a Mitchell man and still has a home here. It's rumored she will appear on the show, which begins at 7 p.m.
WINNER — She may not have made it to the final round of competition on “American Idol,” but Winner native Mallorie Haley is nothing but happy with her experience on the hit reality television show.
“It was just so much fun to see how it all works,” Haley said. “It was such a good experience.”
WINNER — McKenzie Haley has known since the age of 10 that she wanted to be a rodeo queen. Her sister, Mallorie, has always wanted to be a singer.
This week finds them both on their way to meeting those goals after success on state and national stages.
Mallorie Haley made quite an impression on the judges from “American Idol” during an audition in Atlanta.
The 20-year-old from Winner appeared on Wednesday night’s segment of the popular show’s ninth season, breezing through a rendition of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of my Heart” and earning high praise from all four judges on the panel.
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