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By Jeanne M. Rideout
Tue Dec 27, 2005, 07:00 PM EST
This spring, a Weymouth 16-year-old will be on stage in New York City.
Liz Lohnes will sing on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater on May 31.
Winning a place onstage was a feat in itself. Liz traveled to New York on Oct. 29 and waited in line for six hours to audition for a chance to sing on Amateur Night. Out of a field of 400 contestants, Liz was selected to perform.
Liz, a freshman at Fontbonne Academy, where she sings in the gospel choir, has done well in past contests.
The traditional before-performance jitters don't bother her much. Her advice to others is to focus on having fun.
"It's important not to get too nervous. It's okay to be a little nervous. You just have fun and try to relax onstage, and then you'll be fine," Liz said.
In August 2004 she was among the finalists in the Simon Malls D'Tours singing contest at the Arsenal Mall. The following year, she won the grand prize when the Simon Malls D'Tours came to the Square One Mall.
This August, Liz made it to the semifinal round of the NEXT Competition, the New England Star Talent vocal contest, singing George Grecian's "Summertime," coming close to being the one to sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park last June. More than 500 singers had competed in the open auditions, and Liz was one of the 33 semifinalists. The NEXT Competition was created by Boston-based media group K4 Productions. K4's Kathryn Shehade praised Liz as doing "such a great job," adding that the judges had faced a tough decision.
Also this summer, Liz won 92 PRO-FM Kellogs Pop Tart Idol contest at the Warwick Mall, the Soundbox Studio Singer of the Month prize, and the 92 PRO-FM Soundbox Studios Warwick Mall Jingle contest. The jingle aired on that station for a week.
The Kellogs Pop Tart Idol win carried with it a really sweet treat. Liz received American Idol concert tickets and meet-n-greet passes for a September performance.
"It was a lot of fun. All the American Idols are very talented. They are great role models," Liz said.
Her love of music goes back to when she was younger and used to go to a Quincy gym that ran a Sunday program where young people could get together and jam.
"Every Sunday, the kids got together and played and had fun," Liz said.
For the past two years, Liz has had voice lessons with Felicia Hayes of Randolph.
Liz's dream is to become a recording artist, and each contest brings her closer to that goal.
"With every contest, I've grown as a singer and performer. The more contests I do, the more experience I have, and that helps me improve," Liz said. "And, as you do contests, you make more connections, and then, one day, you make the right connection."
Kimberley Locke and Worcester Idol Liz Lohne by http://www.wsrs.com/cc-common/ Kimberley Locke and Worcester Idol Liz Lohnes make an appearance at Castellanas in Worcester! Songs were sung, autographs were signed and fun was had by all!
Kimberley Locke arrives at Castellanas in Worcester
ANTHEM IDOL by http://entertainment.anthemeve Anthem Idol
Searching Boston for it's best solo performer!
When:April 27th - June 1st
Venue: Limelight Stage & Studios
204 Tremont Street
Anthem Entertainment kicked off its search for Boston’s best solo performer in late April to be crowned the first Anthem Idol. Featured judges from the Boston music scene and crowd votes narrowed it down from about 50 singers in the opening round weeks to just 18 for the finals on June 1st. The competition was stiff, but Boston finally crowned their first Anthem Idol: Liz Lohnes. Liz received a future show with Anthem Entertainment as well as a recording session at Lime Light Studios where the competition was held. Second and third place winners, Cary Wells and Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller both received small cash prizes. All the Anthem Idol finalists will be featured in an upcoming showcase at a later date, so keep your eye on the calendar as you won’t want to miss these great voices!
MYSPACE ACT OF THE WEEK IN PORTRAIT MAGAZINE by http://www.portraitmagazine.ne Myspace Act of the Week: Liz Lohnes
Liz Lohnes is a driven, passionate, and hard working 18 years old singer from Massachusetts, whose influences are Beyonce, Chirstina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Alicia Keys, to name a few.
She has been singing sice she was a little girl but she says that she didn’t always know she wanted to be a singer ... “I used to play violin. My brother (who plays saxophone) and I used to go to a blues jam for kids. I decided that I wanted to try singing and that's where it all started. I had always been singing before that though, from the time when I was 8 years old and got the part of the Little Mermaid in a community play.”
Her sweet voice is capable of captivating anyone and her songs are easily to relate to. She writes all the lyrics and tells that “they all come from different experiences. I write based on what I'm feeling. For example, even though it was recorded recently, "Why'd You Turn Your Back" was written in 8th grade about a best friend who ditched me to be one of the "cool kids". All of my songs come from something going on in my life. I like to write based on actual situation, that way I can put more emotion into what I'm singing and people can relate to my experiences.”
On her MySpace page, she has up five great songs... I recommend you to check out “Where you are”, which is my favourite, this is a song full of heart and emotions... “Can you Handle it”, a very catchy tune...”Do your thing”, also a catchy tune with a great message that is be yourself.
So, if you are looking for music to enjoy and to relate to, sing along with Liz Lohnes on her myspace and let the stories on her songs lead you.
Addicted To Noise - DIY Stardom by http://www.addictedtonoise.com About
Liz Lohnes is an 18 year old singer/songwriter. With her powerful voice, soulful vibe, and positive message, she is ready to take the music world by storm. Her Resume Includes: 2008: * April 12, National Anthem, Gillette Stadium, New England Revolution* April 11, Concert to Benefit VH1 Save the Music and Fontbonne Academy's Music Department. Hosted by Liz Lohnes, performances by Liz Lohnes, Alya Brown (American Idol Season 5), Connell Driscoll, FBA'S Step Team and Gospel Choir *June 2007 Winner of Debra... [More]Band Members
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Special guest by http://www.wickedlocal.com/wey Special guest
In Sync Dance Company inspired young pop star hopefuls with a special guest appearance by a local pop star Liz Lohnes. Liz is 18 and among many vocal awards and accolades, she is the Worcester Idol 2007 Winner and played the lead part of Gabrielle in Fontbone Academy's production of “High School Musical.” A Fontbone graduate she will be attending Berkley School of Music in the fall. Liz is an inspirational young woman and her music stands for what she believes in. Her songs have great messages for young girls including “Reach for the Stars” and “Do Your Thing” - positive messages encouraging young girls to be themselves and strive for greatness.
Liz performed five songs for In Sync students who were attending a Stage Stars Summer Workshop. workshop lasted one week and students spent the morning learning a remix of “High School Musical 1 and 2” and their afternoons were spent producing a pop star performance for themselves.
The young performers were star struck by Liz. She was full of wonderful things to tell the girls, she encouraged them to get up and do their thing, she inspired them to follow their dreams, she graciously answered their questions and gave lots of autographs.
In Sync is holding a Stage Stars week in Weymouth at 300 Bridge St. during the week of Aug 4-8 9 -5:30 p.m. Visit www.insyncdance.com and you can hear Liz Lohnes at www.myspace.com/lizlohnes.
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY by http://www.blubrry.com/fndp/26
FNDP Week #128 - Musicopolis
Enjoy tonights tunes!
Where You Are Liz Lohnes
Can You Handle It (Loud) Liz Lohnes
In The Night Remix Lemon
Cha Cha Eletrophonique
Give It up, Don’t Ever Stop Grand Savior
I Can’t Give You Up (The Kids Are RADIOACTIVE Remix) Cryptonites
Murder By Disco (ft. Wonder) The Kids Are Radioactive
Higher (ft. LexiconDon) The Kids Are Radioactive
If I Die Butta Verses
Inna Light WrittenHouse
Don’t Hear A Single The Major Labels
Opening song: Switchblade Yamasaki
Closing song: Gymnopedie Seed A.I.
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