Brooke Helvie was one of Atlanta’s American Idol hopefuls who received a golden ticket to Hollywood. Helvie was last year’s South Florida Fair. The Miss South Florida Fair pageant recently made national news when there was talk of someone sabotaging this year’s winner’s dress with lipstick. Regardless, Jessica Wittenbrink won anyway, lipstick or no, and Brooke Helvie was there to pass on her crown.
Brooke has been singing in public since the age of 4. She has performed at many fairs, festivals and charity events throughout south Florida, including 5 consecutive years at SunFest. Brooke recorded her first CD with 2 original songs at age 11. She opened with her father’s band, The Persuaders, at West Fest for Sara Evans. Brooke has also performed opening concerts for Alan Jackson, The Warren Brothers, Andy Griggs shows, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Chestnut, and Trick Pony at the Barn in Orlando, Florida. She has performed on the same bill with McHayes and Craig Morgan at Renegades.
Brooke performed a 2-hour show in the VIP area at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre for pop band 98° in 2001. She won the teen vocal division (13-19) for the Stars of the Future competition at the South Florida Fair in 2002. She performed a 1-hour show before the Brooks and Dunn concert on the the first stage at the Coral Sky/Mars Amphitheatre in June 2002. Brooke also performed on the VIP stage for the Star Spangled Extravaganza and performed at the September 2004 Meyer amphitheatre “Music in the Park.”
Brooke has performed with the best musicians in the business at the Johnnie High Country Music Review in Texas at the request of Curtis Randal, music director for LeAnn Rimes. She won the first Lake Worth FL Teen Idol Contest in June 2003 and was the opening act for Lake Worth’s 4th of July celebration in July 2003. In May 2003 and 2004, Brooke won first place in the state competition for Italian opera.
In August 2005, Brooke won Teen People Magazine’s “Rising Star Contest” which awarded a demo CD to be sent to New York to be heard by a major record label. Over the past year, she has been busy reviewing original music and working with Ilene Berns of Bang II Records to record her first professional CD.
Brooke has had formal training in voice, piano and guitar. She is a straight-A honor student at Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida. Brooke is involved in the leadership program, Student Government and National Honor Society. She possesses an extraordinary stage presence and can captivate and entertain a crowd. Brooke is active in church, drama and choral productions and has an intelligent, positive personality. Her main musical interest is contemporary country, but she also performs and enjoys pop, gospel and other types of music.
Will Brooke have the charisma to leave the pageant world and sing her way into American’s hearts?
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