BY ELLEN ROSSOW
Like over 100,000 other musicians who auditioned for this season, MSUM freshman, Andrina Brogden, wants to be one of these stars.
Last summer, Brogden traveled to Omaha, Neb. to audition along with thousands of other people for a chance to appear on the Emmy award winning show’s 13th season. Backed by an army of supportive friends and family, and armed with her one-of-a-kind voice, Brogden was ready to confront her dream head-on.
Because of American Idol’s concern for media leaking spoilers of any kind, Brogden is unable to give out any information about the outcome of her audition before the episode airs on Jan. 30. We do know, however, that Brogden’s name is spreading through the area like a wildfire.
After stories were published by The Fargo Forum, The West Fargo Pioneer, various other publications as well coverage by various radio stations in the F-M area, rumors are flying about her experiences in the show, including rumors of her being a semi-finalist.
Her success as a performer shouldn’t come as a surprise. Brogden has been performing for years. As a student of West Fargo High School, Brogden had involvement in choir and theatre, among other activities. Brogden played the title role in her high school’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in 2011, and was also involved in a variety of other plays during her four years at West Fargo High School.
Brogden also had involvement in Just For Kix, a youth dance studio that offers dance classes and competition for dancers of all ages.
Brogden also competed in the local “Fargo Star” competition in 2012, which is a singing competition similar to Amerian Idol. Her audition for this competition can be found on Youtube.com along with various other videos showcasing her vocal abilities.
While we cannot say for sure just how far Brogden went in the competition, we do know that she has the support of her family, friends and community.
American Idol continues Wednesday and Thursday nights on Fox.
Those interested in watching a local student possibly become the next Jordan Sparks, should be sure to catch Jan. 30’s episode at 8 p.m. on Fox.