Livermore continues to leave its mark on American Idol.
This season Stevie Rae Stephens, a 2009 Livermore High graduate, has advanced into the Hollywood rounds of the competition by receiving the exclusive "golden ticket."
Last year, Livermore-native Wolf Hamlin also shined on American Idol.
Stephens, 21, currently attends California State University, Monterey Bay, and is pursuing a degree in music technology.
On her Facebook page, Stephens provides the following highlights and background from her music career:
- Taught herself to play piano at the age of 2
- 2005 Livermore Idol
- 2006 Valley Teen Idol
- 2010 Las Positas Talent Show winner
- Has written 25 songs
Stephens, who is striving to become a music recording artist, also says in her Facebook profile:
I know what I want in life and I'm going for it.
Her mother, Laureen Stephens, provided the following statement to Patch:
Her father and I are so proud of her hard work and for her incredibly great attitude about life and goals. Stevie Rae is a winner to us already! Stevie Rae is not only talented, beautiful and smart — she is a blessing to everyone in her life! We wish her continued success and look forward to her graduation in May 2013.
Good luck to Stevie Rae during the rest of the competition!
Have you seen Steve Rae Stephens perform? If so, tell us why you think she has what it takes to become the next American Idol in the comments section below.