'American Juniors' Group 1 semi-final winners selected, Group 2 to compete June 24th
By Reality TV World staff, 06/19/2003
America voted, and Morgan Burke, Chauncey Matthews, AJ Melendez, Katelyn Tarver and Danielle White have advanced to the final round of "American Juniors." This talented bunch impressed the American audience and secured a spot in the final round. The excitement continues next Tuesday, June 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX as the second group of 10 semi-finalists compete for America's vote and the final five positions in the next round.
Beginning Tuesday, July 1, America will vote for their favorite performer who will become the first member of a new musical act. After five weeks, America will have formed a five-member group who will perform together for the first time on the "American Juniors" finale Tuesday, August 19.
The semi-finalists competing on Tuesday, June 24 are (alphabetical by last name):
Quinton Caruthers, Antioch, TN
At the very young age of two-and-a-half, Quinton's family noticed he had star potential. Now several years older, he'd like to continue to pursue acting and singing.
Canyon Grove, Sherman Oaks, CA
Surfing, skateboarding and singing are all at the top of the list for this California kid. Canyon got his start at a school play and he hopes to continue on the performance path. He'd like to be an actor or singer.
Lucy Hale, Cordova, TN
At the age of eight, Lucy got her start at a small competition in Memphis, TN. She'd like to become a professional singer and entertainer.
Brennan Hillard, Scottsdale, AZ
Brennan's first performance was at his sister Michelle's wedding in April, 2000. He'd like to be a singer and actor.
Lauren Klena, West Covina, CA
At the age of three, Lauren was in a "Wizard of Oz" dance recital. When she grows up, she'd like to be a Broadway star, but singing and dancing aren't her only passions. She'd also like to become a veterinarian or a teacher.
Chantel Kohl, Omaha, NE
Chantel got her start singing at the Miss Nebraska pageant in 2001. She'd like to continue entertaining and become a singer and actress.
Jordan McCoy, Mt. Vernon, IL
Jordan got her start performing as a child in a local production of the operetta "The King and I." She'd like to be a singer and actress.
Mercedes Ruiz, Staten Island, NY
At the age of three, Mercedes' parents realized she was very outgoing and comfortable performing. When she grows up she'd like to continue in the spotlight dancing and singing.
Taylor Thompson, Santa Maria, CA
At the age of five, Taylor performed at a strawberry festival. She'd like to continue singing and dancing or become a veterinarian.
Tori Thompson, Santa Maria, CA
In pre-school, Tori sang a solo in a Christmas play. Someday she'd like to be a star – singing, dancing and acting with her own line of clothing.
"American Juniors" is produced by 19 Television and FremantleMedia North America Inc.