Kelli

Kelli talks about her singing career, and what it was like interviewing voice coaches.

Jul 22, 20090

Although it was only for a breif moment, I finalllly got to sing this week! I'll assume/hope that by now you get somewhat of an idea of how much I care about singing. My voice teacher interviews were quite interesting...not gonna lie! Each candidate I interviewed definitely had their own strengths, however were not exactly what I was ideally looking for.

After a long time of searching, I found Badiene- and you can tell how nervous I was as soon as I realized she was who I wanted to be my teacher! I admit I am quite fidgety, and Badiene recognized my constant hair pulling and nail biting as nervous habits. Overall, that day was a great experience, especially with the cameras present. You didn't see how involved my parents were in terms of my safety as I was meeting/ interviewing strangers, but please remember there was an entire camera crew with me during each interview! I was not alone; my parents were there through everything. My mother and father have both met with and spoke to Badiene countless times- my dad never misses a lesson!

I was so excited for everyone to finally hear me sing. The greatest feeling for me is after finishing a song and I hope that you've enjoyed what you have heard so far- there just may be more to come...

104 comments
JPC - Cutler
JPC - Cutler

You have a "nice" voice like a million other "nice" voices. Because a person has a soft, beautiful, whatever adjective you may use, I think most will agree that the necessary quality, among a handful of others, is distinction. It's not there. It probably never will be. Just like sooo many other "nice" voices, you'll sing at occasional gathering of those who want to humor you, even foster you. The fact is you just don't have it. It's not memorable, it doesn't stand out. Your voice is a dime a dozen. That's just the way the cards are dealt I suppose. You'll be alright. Something tells me that you're going to come out OK.

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Avril Benedict

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sebastian is a playboy. .kelli deserves someone not like him!

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Ericka12
Ericka12

Dont be a friend of Sebastian,hes playboy . . .

nix
nix

ur so nice and beautiful ...................i like u for sebastian..

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Summer ShinyGirl

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Marcus
Marcus

Great article as for me. It would be great to read something more about that matter. Thanx for posting that material.

hanne
hanne

hey kelli i whant to go to NYC prep high school but im not that good at school so do you now if i have to be very good or something, and where is this school in new york ?

Juanita
Juanita

Love the show and hoping it return again.Also want you to keep up with the singing you have a beautiful voice.

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I thought Badienne was an awesome choice. She really brought out the "best" Kelli for the world to see. Good luck on your singing.

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Hi Kelli! Just saw the first episode here on Europe channel. My eyes were caught on u first when I this first ep of NYC Prep ;) U look good, drop Sebastian, he is just a loser. Only likes girls and nothing more. Oh, and sorry for your dog. R.I.P. (I only saw this on the internet, because on europe telly it is slower here) a month slower actually :(

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Kelli you are a strong independaent person with a great voice and good looks you dont need sebastian. at first i thought you guys were soulmates but they way he acted towards you was sooooo disrespectful . all im saying is have a talk with him and be understanding and maybe you guys could work it out :)

Mark
Mark

As a graduate of Westhampton Beach HS and a former retail worker on Main St:-), we are proud to see one of our own representing our own on national tv!

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Kelli, Did you notice Sebastian checking you out while you sang? then later he only wanted to go out with you because Taylor didn't want him! What a pig!

benji
benji

kelli, your very pretty and you got such a future ahead of you. i think you need to start up a relationship with sebastian. you can see it in his eyes and the way he acts around you he likes you dude. ALOT. so get on it. you two would be good for each other. put the past away and give him a chance. you'll thank me for this later.

Adam
Adam

Hi Kelli,

Not to make myself a spokesperson for any college, but I wanted to mention Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA--in case you haven't heard about it, yet.

Your vocal coach probably will mention it to you, or another school that's better for you. When I was your age, however, I do remember thinking that the REALLY good music school was (U. Cal. at) Berkeley. The first time that I heard about "Berklee," I thought that it was a knock-off of a reputable university like what you see advertised on TV.

Some of the best talent in the world including John Mayer, Keith Jarrett and NYC's eclectic and idiosyncratic Wayne Krantz have studied there.

You might want to check that out when deciding where to attend college.

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Hey Kelli!

Im actually watching you sing at the benifit now on my tv! Haha! Well, i just wanted to say that i think ur voice is sooo unique and i think this show has really helped ur carreer! NYC Prep has turned into one of my favorite shows (that and One Life To Live on ABC)!! I love it! And you are probably my favorite person on the show! (Well i love Camille too! And Jesse, even though some of you guys dont really bother to put up with her) :) But I wish ya luck with ur carrer andd here's hopin to another season! FINGURES CROSSED!!! :)

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Hey Kelli!

Im actually watching you sing at the benifit now on my tv! Haha! Well, i just wanted to say that i think ur voice is sooo unique and i think this show has really helped ur carreer! NYC Prep has turned into one of my favorite shows (that and One Life To Live on ABC)!! I love it! And you are probably my favorite person on the show! (Well i love Camille too! And Jesse, even though some of you guys dont really bother to put up with her) :) But I wish ya luck with ur carrer andd here's hopin to another season! FINGURES CROSSED!!! :)

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Wow, you have a beautiful voice! was impressed :)

I think you and Taylor are both very sweet, smart girls. Love seeing such bright and positive girls on tv.

It's good to see that not all teenagers these days are spoiled brats who thinks they are special just because their parents have money.

kathy M
kathy M

kelli, You are a great girl! My daughter and I watch the sho together and she really looks up to you! We think you have an amazing voice and a wonderful attiude! Also good for you for turning that player down. You should never be second best and I happen to think you are much prettier than taylor! Keep up your awesome work! yours turely Kathy M,

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Your singing is amazing!! Good Luck :)

What song was that you sang?...

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Kelli i love you!! you are my favorite one on the show!! your singing is amazing! one of my favorite episodes was when you shut down sebastian!!!!!!

Love your biggest fan!!

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Kelly, You should give sebastian another chance. He made a mistake by choosing to date your friend. She hurt his feelings and it is definitely done and over with now. He is impressed by you and your song had him in awe of you.

He is socially clumsy, and awkward about how to impress you now. He is definitely all talk. Give him a crumb or two by forgiving him for not choosing you over Taylor to begin with.

He clearly wants a girlfriend and I think you would have liked to have been his girlfriend at one point.

Give him a chance.... he was fair to you and honest about his feelings for you and Taylor. He never lied or misrepresented his intentions.

He is a good kid and will probably be a good boyfriend.

Give him a chance to impress you...

PS

Kathy
Kathy

Just had to say what a wonderful voice you have! Thanks for the pleasant suprise on the last show. All the best to you!

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After a long time of searching, I found Badiene

I thought Jill and Ally Zarin got her for you? What a good friend you are; know where you came from girl.

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Kelli, I think you are a beautiful, grounded young lady. That is more than I can say for most of your cast mates. It really stood out to me that you seem to know who you are. You stood up for yourself when needed, but you did not display the general meaness I noticed in the other kids......The whole reason I was posting a comment, though, was to say that you have an absolutely beautiful voice. Your song on the season finale was unreal. I am a painter and am the mother of a 30 year old. So, I'm old. And each time I have an art show I am nervous. For me that feeling has not ever gone away because as an artist, actress, or singer we put our inner self on display each time we share our gift. Only creative people are called on to do that on a regular basis. But if we never get nervous, we are not challenging ourselves. You may have been terrified, but the only thing your audience saw was a perfectly poised and obviously gifted performer. Mom and Dad have done a great job.

momoffour
momoffour

I hope you concentrate on college and education ahead as much as you want to dream of singing. Not to sound harsh, but your voice is as similar to any other decent teen singer, it is going to take as much work to make it as a singer as it would to have a good college degree.

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I just wanted to clarify if the song you sang at the charity event was a song you wrote? Cause i tried to find it and buy it on itunes and i couldn't. I am impressed if you wrote that yourself, it was wonderful!

Stacy 66
Stacy 66

kelli I'm just wondering but in New York are people like attracted to French people because all the shows i've seen always said how Sebastian is so cool and hot because he can speak French?

Rebecca
Rebecca

Kelli, you have a great voice, and I totally disagree with whoever says you can't make it in the music industry. Your voice is really amazing. But I really hope your singing career won't deter you from going to college. It's an experience that no one should miss out on. Plus, when you make it big, having a college education would set a great example for younger kids. Not to mention it would be a really nice change to actually see a famous, beautiful, talented, young singer who is college educated. I definitely feel our generation has been deprived of that.

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Kelli: You have a nice voice; but I'm afraid your attitude needs a little work. You seem to be from a very nice family, although I doubt under any circumstances I would let my 16 year old daughter and her brother live in NYC in an apartment by themselves without supervision. I do understand that living in NYC you would grow up a little faster - but with that "experience" you seem to have a "holier than thou" attitude which is so premature for a young lady your age. Aim high for your singing "career" but try not to get too big for your briches. Camille is right. Who needs a "stylist" at your age - before you've even recorded a demo.

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what song did you sing in the season finale? I LOVED IT! and you sang it great! =]

darla
darla

hey kelli! i'm so jealous of you! you have the most gorgeous hair, and a great voice! not only when you're singing. i'm glad you decided not to waste your time with sebastian, you could do wayy better! he's really not even good-looking in my opinion... but anyway, good luck with the singing career!

tv addict
tv addict

Kelli, you are one classy gal. You always know what to say and you don't take any sh** from anyone. You have a great voice and a great personality. You will go far if you want to.

Best of luck!

godofthunder
godofthunder

kelli hey u sing awesomly haha i bet ppl get jealous and srry bout ur dog

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I really think you may want to focus on college. While you have a nice "average" normal person voice, its certainly not good enough for you to make it in the music industry. Best of luck to you!

ladysman
ladysman

hi kelli your really cute and u have a gret smile. your singing voice is also amazing.

Graci
Graci

Kelli, No offense or anything but i kinda wasnt so sure about your voice in some of the earlier episodes. i was like, "well, can we hear her sing? Is she good?" So finally i got to hear u sing. Wow! u rock! i would luv luv luv to hear u sing again!

Good luck on ur singing career! :)

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HI! your the most down to earth person on this show! stay the way u are and plus you really did sound great! ps. the one episode when you were talking about PC and you said "just because he says Darling doesnt make him mature" that was the funniest thing i heard i was LMAO when u said that !

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You are very cute and your hair is pretty.

sarah
sarah

you have an amazing voice wat is your teachers last name

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Kelli,

Why r u friends with Camille? Is she as 'friendly' t u as the show protrays? I think Taylor is nicer!!

Micki
Micki

Your Voice teacher Badiene is my daughter's vocal coach as well! She goes to her south jersey studio in Cherry Hill. Since I am originally from New York, I feel like we have made the most excellent choice of coaches we could have. We immediately could tell she would put my daughter through her paces and not let up. Listen carefully to her, she is truly on top of how to make you look and sound great. I wish they showed more of what you two are doing together, maybe they will add some clips to this site. As far as sebastian goes, you may need to train that boy, he is truly clueless and uncomprehending of how to talk to girls, cute gets you a date, considerate gets you a decent girlfriend! You seem savvy about his shortcomings, be his friend and teach him the ways!

nm-hmm
nm-hmm

Lovely voice! Kudos. To be honest, I was hoping you'd be tone deaf - much llike Kim in the Real Housewives of Atlanta. But, you are very talented. Good luck with the career.

So loved the way you didnt accept Sebatian's offer to be the booby prize. However, Sebastian seems to be a pretty decent guy and would be fun to hang with. As a friend.

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Kelli, you sounded great! Can't wait to hear more. Good Luck!

Viewwe
Viewwe

Kelli- You are so pretty and your voice is amazing! :)

Abbie
Abbie

Kelli, well at first when you said you wanted to pursue singing i thought okay it just gonna one of those girls you hear everyday nothing special, but when you got that one minute in the show to sing i thought you were really good you have a very strong voice and i hope you do well in the future. Best Wishes. Sincerly,

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That is MY voice teacher Badiene ! She is FABULOUS! I cannot get over her blissful voice. I want to see more of her on this show! both Kelli and Badiene! Much love! Greatest show ever!!

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Oh my gosh! Who was that wonderfully skilled voice teacher that taught you, again? Didn't catch her name. It would be my dream to do singing, but my parents can't exactly afford lessons for me. She should have her own show! Does she have a website? Great show, I love it!