Biography of Katharine McPhee
Katherine McPhee is a popular American singer who launched her career with winning runner up during the American Idol competition in 2006.
McPhee was born on March 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Patricia Burch McPhee is an accomplished cabaret singer and vocal coach and has been instrumental to McPhee’s singing since she was two years old. Her father, Daniel McPhee, is a television producer while her older sister Adriana Burch McPhee is also an aspiring producer.
As a young girl, McPhee ولف بت was also athletic having been a swimmer at the Notre Dame High School. She was also a thespian at the same school and together with her older sister Adriana, were Homecoming princess nominees during their senior year.
She attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory to further hone her singing skills. Having decided to focus full time on singing and at the suggestion of her manager, she left college to audition for television within Los Angeles.
But life was not always easy for McPhee. In an article she revealed that of the 200 auditions, she had been rejected 195 times.
Despite her family’s inclination towards show business, it was her boyfriend that led her toward greater stardom in her life. Nick Goras, McPhee’s boyfriend, persuaded her to audition for American Idol in San Francisco. Her audition piece, a Billie Holiday original song called “God Bless the Child” was highly raved by Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell.
Although she did not bag the grand prize of the American Idol which was won by Taylor Hicks, she was signed into the recording company of Simon Fuller and Sony BMG’s RCA Records in June 6, 2006. A few days later in June 27, her debut single “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny” was released and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” peaked at number 12 while “My Destiny” was number 60 on Billboard Hot 100. This gained the record as the second highest best selling single of 2006.
McPhee was picked up to tour with Andrea Bocelli during his United States concert series from June 9 through June 11, 2006.
With the thespian still in her McPhee is co-producing a play Red Herring along with Angelina Bruno, Jeff Kasal and Robert Hawk. The play will be also be held during the 10th Annual New York International Fringe Festival.
In 2007, McPhee’s self titled debut album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 116,000 copies during the first week. “Over It”, the album’s first single has consistently topped the charts and music video hit.