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Diana DeGarmo        

Diana Nicole DeGarmo is a singer/songwriter and a Broadway and television actress. She rose to fame in 2004 as the runner-up of the third season of American Idol.

Diana DeGarmo is already one of the most well-known teenagers in the United States, thanks to the television phenomenon American Idol. In 2004, at only 16 years of age, Diana was the runner-up on the third season of the Fox TV series. Her charismatic personality and mesmerizing vocals have captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Emphasizing her limitless talent, Diana returned to Broadway as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray on September 8th, where she captivated audiences until February 11th, 2007. She made her Broadway debut in that show in Spring 2006, then fulfilled her commitment to star in the title role of BKLYN The Musical in the national tour. When time permits, Diana records material for her new album and she continues to perform in concert and make special appearances.

In addition to her season on American Idol, Diana’s TV credits include NBC-TV’s America’s Most Talented Kid, The Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular, WB-TV’s Blue Collar TV, ABC-TV’s The 21st Annual Walt Disney World Christmas Parade and 50-year Live Telecast Celebration, as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live With Regis and Kelly, The View, Ellen, and The Early Show, to name a few. She made her theatrical debut as Maria in West Side Story at the American Musical Theatre.

In September, 2005, Diana received the Horizon Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. She has also received the Rising Star and Horizon Awards from the Atlanta Society of Entertainers. In January, 2006, she was recognized by NAMM, the international music products association, with the Music for Life Award for her advocacy on Capitol Hill for music and the arts in schools. Just back from another USO/Pentagon tour, this one with the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, Diana continues to support the troops at home and abroad.

In May of 2005, Diana graduated with honors from Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. She is listed in the Who’s Who of American High School Students. She represented Wrigley’s in the Keep America Beautiful Campaign and is one of Teen People Magazine’s Top 20 Teens to Change the World in 2005.

Her first single, “Dreams,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, followed by her album Blue Skies. And, yes, that is Diana’s voice on the song Reachin’ for Heaven on the Disney soundtrack Ice Princess. Diana is currently writing and preparing her second album and learning how to play the guitar!


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Newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are on the road together in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." (Courtesy of PlayhouseSquare).
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