Lindsey McKay
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The best kept secret in music


"American Idol"

Carol Bayer Seger was one of the guest Celebrity Judges in New York on American Idol Season 6 (premiering January 16th, 2006).

Seger told Lindsey, after hearing an original song composed by Lindsey, to pursue songwriting.

For direct quotes from Seger, tune in January 16th, 2006 on FOX!! - Carol Bayer Seger

"Colgate Country Showdown"

Erin Burr Lindsey McKay
Colgate Country Showdown
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Lindsey McKay Wins the
Pennsylvania Colgate Country Showdown State Final
Nashville, TN, September 12, 2005 — Lindsey McKay from Lansdale walked away with the state title and $1,000 in prize money at the 24th Annual Colgate Country Showdown Pennsylvania State Final held at HERSHEYPARK in Hershey. Nine acts, who had won a local contest sponsored by a radio station throughout Pennsylvania, performed at the state level competition of America’s largest country music talent search.

McKay won her local competition sponsored by WXTU of Philadelphia, PA before moving on to Sunday’s state level. She is a member of the band Wicked Cricket, who performs throughout Pennsylvania. McKay greatest musical accomplishment came during American Idol, Season 3, New York auditions. She was flown to Hollywood to audition with the top thirty-five – besting 80,000 other hopefuls. In Sunday’s competition, she wowed the crowd with two Martina McBride hits – Broken Wing and Independence Day.
Colgate Country Showdown State Final (page 2)
On October 8th, McKay will compete in the Northeast Regional at the Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling, West Virginia to determine if she will advance to the National Final. The five regional winners from across the country will receive an all expense-paid trip to the National Final to compete for $100,000 and the coveted National Title of “Best New Act in Country Music”. The National Final will be televised nationally in March and April 2006.

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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Lindsey McKay, age 23, has performed solo over the past three years at venues such as the Tweeter Center in New Jersey, Hershey Park Amphitheatre in Pennsylvania, The Wave in Atlantic City, The Shell in Atlantic City, Capitol Music Hall in West Virginia, and the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Hollywood, California.

At the age of 20, she auditioned in New York City for American Idol, Season 3 (2003/04). Following three grueling levels of competition, she was selected and flown to Hollywood to compete with the Top 117 Contestants out of 80,000 hopefuls! She competed and survived three more levels of competitions and ultimately finished as an Alternate to the “Top 32.”

Following a one year contract signed with American Idol, where she was contractually not permitted to sing in public, she joined a New Jersey based party band. She was with the band for a year and a half and performed at such venues as Sand’s Casino in Atlantic City and at the NASCAR Race at Dover International Speedway.

In May 2005, Lindsey was selected by 92.5 WXTU to compete in the Colgate Country Showdown (America’s Largest Country Music Talent Search). After three additional levels of competition, she finished first in the State of Pennsylvania in August 2005.

In August 2006, Lindsey was chosen as one of the top ten finalists to compete in a talent search hosted by American Idol’s own Justin Guarini and sponsored by 95.1 the WAYV/Radio Personality Paul Kelly. The show was held in the legendary Shell at the Trump Marina in Atlantic City. Lindsey placed first in the competition and won the grand prize of $5,000.

Lindsey’s newest venture is songwriting and music composition. She is currently working with a seasoned music producer to record a presentation demo. This CD is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2007!