|Age (at audition)||38|
Shequida Hall, whose real name is Gary Hall, is a Jamaican born, New York raised, Juilliard trained opera singer. Shequida studied with Simon Estes and has a five-octave vocal range.
Shequida played the outspoken bartender on the ABC daytime drama “One Life To Live.” After numerous successful tours in Germany, Spain, Holland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Israel, Hong Kong, and Canada, Shequida returned to the states to play the title role in the the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Opera “Vera of Las Vegas." Shequida has also performed at The New York City Opera House occasionally.
Shequida is currently the event manager of a bar in Hell's Kitchen, Hardware Bar, as well as hosting and performing weekly in NYC. 1
Shequida Hall's audition was never televised. It is unknown whether or not he was buzzed, but at least two judges voted "Yes," sending Shequida to the Vegas Round.
Shequida Hall was one of the Music Acts in the Vegas Round. He was sorted into the "Opera Singers" category. His performance in Episode 308 consisted of singing an opera song while alternating between a very high voice and a very low voice. Shequida's audition was strong enough for the judges to include him in the Top 60 shortlist and to later send him to the Top 40 Quarterfinals in Episode 309.
Shequida's Part 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 312 consisted of singing Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" in falsetto. Piers Morgan buzzed the act. Shequida did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals, eliminating Shequida from the competition in Episode 313 instead of Sarah Lenore.