She had an early exit in the sixth season of Idol, but Philadelphia's own Nicole Tranquillo did not let the judges' harsh comments about her "scream-thru" of a Top 24 performance tear her down.
Refresh your memory on the Top 24 semifinalist and primary casualty of Season 6 by watching her take on "Stay" below:
The odd song choice may have ended her chances on Idol, but Nicole has been influenced by the song's style in her own musical ventures. She currently has a few tracks up on her official music MySpace page, as "Like No Other" has a reggae/ska flavor and could definitely be marketable if she were to be picked up by a label. Other original songs by Nicole include "Let Her Breathe" and "The Sauce."
Nicole has been making appearances as of late, most of them being private engagements. Her next appearance will be at the Caplan Recital Room in Philadelphia, Pa., on Mon., March 2.