|Age (at audition)||19|
|Position Reached||Vegas Round|
Holly Hardin started performing at a young age from fairgrounds to the heart of Nashville. At the age of eleven, Holly entered a group of Georgia performers called “The Cadillac Show”, which was made up of the Top eight performers in Georgia. She and the group traveled all around Georgia and Tennessee where Holly quickly became a front runner in many competitions. At the age of thirteen, Holly traveled to Hilltop Recording Studios in Nashville where she cut her first album. Shortly after, Hardin was introduced to Award winning Vocal coach to the stars, Renee Grant Williams, where she received Master vocal training. Holly performed at local venues such as World Famous Tootsies and Country Music Fan Fair in Nashville, TN. 1
Holly Hardin's audition in Episode 303 consisted of singing "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", and after being asked to, singing part of "9 to 5." Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff all voted "Yes", sending Holly to the Vegas Round.
Holly Hardin was one of the Music Acts in the Vegas Round. She was sorted into the "Female Singers" category. Her performance in Episode 308 consisted of singing Martina McBride's "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues." Holly's audition was not strong enough for the judges to include her in the Top 60, eliminating her from the competition along with Jennlee Shallow that same episode.
After the Show
Shortly after her audition, Holly traveled to Nashville to begin recording her second album at Sound Stage Studios. Accompanying Holly on her album entitled “HEART” were musicians of Country Music Superstar Jason Aldean. Hardin released the album at the end of 2009. Following the release of her new album, Hardin auditioned for American Idol where she the approval of all three judges once again and even got a “Yes” from Simon Cowell. Holly went on to perform in Hollywood for the next phase of the competition. Holly has made a name for herself and won't stop until she makes it to the top. 2