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Connor Blackley Third Round X-Factor Audition Experience

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Connor Blackley has always been an amazing vocalist!

From the very first article I wrote about him, I saw a tremendous young talented singer, whose skills and abilities were destined to carry him on a great adventure, ultimately fulfilling his dream to become a Pop/ Country recording artist.  In fact I likened him to a miniature Garth Brooks in the making!

While Connor is very versatile and should not be locked into just one genre, I think you will agree that when he sings a country ballad he demands your attention.  Even more so now, with his treble days behind him, Connor’s new mature, full sounding vocals, draw you in delivering even greater meaning to the songs he performs.

I’m very happy to debut his latest single cover here for your enjoyment!  If you have been keeping up with Connor on this site, you’re going to be amazed at his brand new sound in this cover of  “Anymore by: Travis Tritt!

 

In my last update I announced that Connor and his good friend and singing partner Cortnie Frazier had won the opportunity to audition for Simon Crowell’s new reality singing competition show X-Factor.

While I wish I could tell you that we will be seeing Connor perform this fall, he and Cortnie were not selected to go further in the competition.  Regardless of this decision for this year, these two fine young singers not only enjoyed a wonderful experience, but also were benefited by some terrific local media attention prior to their audition for the show.

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CONNOR SING COVER OF “HILBILLY SHOES” AT 2011 NACMAI AWARDS!

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Staying true to my word to follow up on this story, I now share with you a little of what went on behind the scenes for Connor and Cortnie as they participated in this new national talent show due to debut this fall on Fox.

While Connor and Cortnie who called themselves “C Squared” were disappointed that they would not be heading to the judges round to meet Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, they actually deserve a lot of credit for sailing through Rounds One and Two, making it all the way to Round Three of the auditions. Out of more than Ten Thousand people who auditioned in Dallas, Connor and Cortnie progressed through the ranks making it into the top 400 who auditioned in Round 3. Not bad for this young boy/girl duet, especially considering that the reason they were in Dallas to audition was because they beat out 100 people to win a “Front of the Line” contest with Fox 30 Morning News in Jacksonville.

Connor and Cortnie

In spite of their disappointment, they had a lot of fun in Dallas, getting to explore the Downtown area and meeting some pretty cool people. Connor is going to be making a trip to Orlando in the next month or so, in hopes of participating in Disney’s American Idol Experience and wining a “Dream Ticket”, because next year he will be old enough to audition for American Idol.  This is very exciting as it gives us one more opportunity to cheer for Connor and wish him the very best of success in his quest to fulfill his dreams as a recording artist!

Connor has been enjoying his summer, doing a few gigs here and there, but really focusing on improving his guitar playing skills. His goal is to be able to play a 45 minute acoustic set, so he can start playing at more venues around town.

He and Cortnie recently went into the recording studio to record some duets and some solo songs as well. They will be going back in a couple of weeks and hope to have a total of 10 to 12 songs to put on a demo cd to give out to people who come to their performances. Listen now to Connor and Cortnie singing one of their new recordings of Dolly Parton’s 1974 hit single, “I Will Always Love You”!

 

Once the cd is finished, Connor next goal is to get some original music and hopefully do a cd with just original songs.

Although Connor is serious about his music, he continues to be himself, doing things that most typical teenagers enjoy. Sleeping in til noon, working out at the YMCA and hanging out at the pool and beach with friends has made up a good part of his summer vacation. Although the sleeping in will soon end, as Connor will be heading back to school where he will be a freshman at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

Connor has a New ReverbNation Account set up under “Connor Blackley” and has his new recordings published there, as well and several new videos uploaded.

Be sure you check this site out and become a fan, because Connor will be adding new music and videos in the weeks to come.

We are closing this article today with Connor singing his rendition of Desperado made famous by Glen Frey and Don Henley (Eagles) on the 1973 album of the same name.

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We wish you the very best of success Connor!  Nothing would please your fans more than for you to capture it all on next years American Idol!  You can count on this blog and your fans to be backing you all the way!  Keep the great music coming!

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On September 9, 2014 the debut EP On My Own by teen artist Tae Brooks was released on iTunes for pre-order leading up to the official release date of September 30, 2014. During pre-order this EP of 5 original songs will be available for $3.99 and will include instant downloads of the previously released single, It’s Always Been You, and the highly anticipated pop power ballad, Lois Lane.

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Rivenmaster first communicated with Troye through his YouTube Channel immediately after his successful audition for the part in the X-Men "Wolverine" Film. This site has continued to follow and support his amazing singing career since he first sang a cover of "Over the Rainbow" to the delight of a huge television audience.

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With 5 new tunes already recorded and more on the way Lyric’s newest album is shaping up to be his best yet. Lyric’s music labeled Revolution Rock is a unique blend of pop, rock, jazz and blues. The new album is a mix of co-writes and songs he wrote on his own. He partnered up with:

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The Jeans Boys have done it again with a brand new CD entitled “The Most The Most”

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Regardless of your age, nationality, or even your ability to understand the lyrics which are mostly in Russian you will find yourself tapping your feet and shouting right along with this enchanting young duo. These two really are THE MOST!

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Some young artists capture your attention immediately upon hearing for the first time and others grow on you as they develop. Griffin Tucker does both! From the first video I saw of Griffin I knew that he was going to be a musical force to keep my eye on! His creativity and talent excels with his brand new original single "Gotta Get The Girl"! Please support Griffin by listening to his new masterpiece below, then click the photo above to purchase it for your own collection!

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Adrian & Julian better known as "Blackberry Jam", debuted on Rivenmaster on April 28, 2012 . Now more than two years later, and fast approaching the age of adulthood, the boys have decided to change the name of their Duo to TAKE2.

Following the growth and musical development of these two amazing twin singing prodigies has been a real pleasure. With the boys winning the cherished once a year scholarship to Prodigy Camp in 2013, and the exciting news of the launch of their new CD Project, these guys are well on their way to a very exciting future in both the music and film industry!

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Alexandru and Friends We are the World

Alexandru from Norway along with Big Pure Talent invited five more amazing young artists to team up to produce this cover of Michael Jackson's hit "We are the World". While Rivenmaster's Place has not yet had the privilege of writing about the girls featured in this video, all three of the boys have had introductory articles on the site. In fact Rivenmaster takes pride in the fact that Alexandru had his first ever public article published right here on October 26th, 2011.

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The Thre3 Cards were originally introduced on this site when they were first called C-Boyz Starz. Gianni , Leonardo, and Santino have really taken off with their singing career since that time and their vocals really shine on their brand new music video cover of John Legends's "All of Me". Their close harmonies show just how hard these boys have been working to improve their act and this new video shows just how amazing they have become as a group.

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Without hesitation, I immediately downloaded his new EP knowing that I was going to be in for a real treat. Of course I had already heard some of his songs, but this new 5 song collection was one I just had to have. Get your own copy by visiting iTunes or CD Baby

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Great opportunities are opening up for 13 year old John-Robert Rimel of the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. John-Robert is a Member of the All County District Choir, All State Virginia Middle School Choir, High School Concert Choir and Middle School Select Concert Choir. He is a Cast Member of the Shenandoah Jamboree Show starring Ben Cooter Jones of the "Dukes of Hazzard Show". John-Robert has recently made a visit to LA to perform on the very popular Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Watch John-Robert Perform "Broken Road"

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Aj Silva Musical Prodigy!

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On December 12th, 2010, I introduced Aj Silva here on Rivenmaster's Place! Ajsil continues to pump out extraordinary videos that more than demonstrates his amazing singing abilities. I have no doubt that Anthony will not only continue to improve as a young artist but will be noticed very soon by a producer who will take him under their wings. Aj Silva has a personality that extends far beyond what you see on his videos. His natural ability to shine on the camera and show expression as he sings also makes him a candidate for the film industry.

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Alex B Presents his latest music video called “Still In Love”

 

Alex B Alex B creates another music video like only he can do using his charm, warm and enchanting smiles, and extremely talented vocals.

Still In LoveAlex was introduced two years ago almost to the date on this site and has been featured a number of times in the sidebars with updates. His "Roller Coaster" video was featured for several months on this same banner and his new video will probably enjoy this same prestigious honor.

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