According to the blogs, Birmingham native Emily DeLoach (04) auditioned for American Idol in Austin and received a golden ticket. "Idol" never reveals the names of its contestants in advance, nor will it confirm information obtained by the spoilers. If DeLoach was among the show’s hopefuls in Hollywood, she’s under a gag order that prevents her from talking to the media.
It is known, however, that she is a folk-pop singer-songwriter in her late 20's. She attended Belmont University in Nashville and makes her home there. She has performed in Birmingham several times, including dates at the Bottletree nightclub, 2007 Do Dah Day festival, and City Stages 2004.
On her Facebook page, DeLoach offers hints that may refer to an "Idol" experience. "I’m always shocked at what’s possible when you work hard at, and just TRY something," she says in a Dec. 3 wall post. "Y’all keep your fingers crossed for some fun stuff ahead, (OK)?"