Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Sarah Burgess is sassy, self-confident, powerful & unique, plus has an outstanding live voice and stage presence. "After the first performance in front of thousands of teenagers, we simply had to sign her," said Solymar Music. "She was like a tornado, and the impact on the teens was incredible."


Sarah Burgess’ first release is called “Sassy.” Of course it is. What else could it be called but “Sassy”? Impudent, jaunty, chick, stylish, lively and spirited - it fits perfectly to this freaky, self-confident and powerful person.

Where do we begin?!

Sarah’s a young “old pro” who’s been performing since she was 6. Back then, her venue was primarily church (where the saucy “Sassy” will undoubtedly raise eyebrows). Things really started to take off for her, though, when she defied her father to sneak off and audition for Season 6 of “American Idol” in New York (sassy, indeed!). "The vocal powerhouse had every teenager who’d ever rebelled in her corner,” wrote Heck, even crankypants Simon Cowell was forced to admit to her, “I like you.” In the months that followed, Burgess was interviewed by almost 100 radio and TV stations in the US to tell her resonant story.

Since then, the native of Pittsburgh has been working nonstop toward her ultimate goal of being a known singer. She released an indie album, had a US Top 10 Single chart entry (secondary market with the song “Dangerous”, co-written with Mans Ek), opened for fellow “Idol” Chris Daughtry (for a live audience of 80,000 people!) and took on one high-glam modeling gig after another. In 2009 she got a record deal by Solymar Music (Switzerland) and Iceberg Records (Denmark) and the building-up started. She performed in Cannes at Midem (together with Aura Dione), toured schools in the US and Switzerland (130 schools in 6 weeks, over 12,000 students in Switzerland only). She also competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 selection (Switzerland) with the song “Just Me” and made it into the final show on Swiss Television. And her live show was, of course, sassy. After that, she finally recorded “Sassy.”

So, aside from its title, why is “Sassy,” which was written by international hitmakers Måns Ek (Sarah Connor, Jeanette Biedermann) and Charlie Mason (Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale), and produced by Måns, the perfect single to introduce Sarah?

“Because it sounds like a party in your ears,” she says. “And that’s exactly what I want to sound like.”


- One (June 30, 2008)

- Sassy (Single) (January 16, 2012)

- Sassy (Full CD) (Release date in late 2012)


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Set List


Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
Who You Are - Jessie J
Pricetag - Jessie J
We Found Love - Rihanna
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Papparazzi - Lady Gaga
Daniel - Elton John
Firework - Katy Perry
I kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
You and I - Lady Gaga
Apologize - OneRepublic
Donald Trump - Mac Miller
Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn
Check It Out - Nicki Minaj
Marilyn Monrow - Nicki Minaj
Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michealson
Toxic - Brittany Spears
Just a Girl - No Doubt
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Landslide - Stevie Nicks
Storms - Stevie Nicks
Love You Like A Love Song -Selena Gomez
Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson
Gernade - Bruno Mars
I will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Halo - Beyonce
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Come Sail Away - Styx
Take It on The Run - REO Speedwagon
With Or Without You - U2
Edge Of Seventee