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Livermore Musician Advances in American Idol

Stevie Rae Stephens of Livermore received a golden ticket to Hollywood and moves forward in the American Idol television competition.

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.

Brittany C. February 01, 2013 at 07:50 PM
She is an outstanding singer and wonderful young lady! I will be sending in votes and cheering her on!! Good Luck Stevie Rae! :)
C. Buczeke February 01, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Good luck Stevie!! We are so proud of YOU!!!
Debora Killeen February 03, 2013 at 05:37 AM
From the first time I heard Stevie Rae sing at the age of 13 at our "Valley Teen Idol" competion in 2006 I knew we were in the presence of a Mega Star! Not only was she our"Valley Teen Idol 2006" she appeared and took time in future years to give back to our event by being a judge in future "Valley Teen Idols". Thank you again for making us a part of your road to a Superstar! I hope to oneday attend a performance when you perform your #1 Hit. San Ramon Valley Rotary will be there for you all the way! Debora Killeen, Past President 2010-11
Jen Arias February 03, 2013 at 06:44 PM
I always knew she'd go somewhere. Good luck Stevie Rae!
Lynn February 03, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Knock their socks off, Stevie!

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