IdolContestant: Henry Smith

Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 by MiKey in Labels: , ,

Henry Smith is a singer/songwriter/producer that combines intelligent thoughtful lyrics, melodies one can hum, a variety of rhythmic styles, and instrumental improvisation that creates an eclectic sound that incorporates several musical genres. Majority of the songs performed by Henry Smith are written and produced by Henry.

It was his first competitive performance at the age of fourteen that changed Henry's life. Beating out fellow singers, rappers, and dancers, Smith won over the crowd claiming first prize at his high school's talent show. It was this shining, victorious moment that inspired Smith to dedicate himself to making an impact in the music industry.

Smith’s inspiration comes from a number of sources. Among these are Michael Jackson, Boys II Men, Maxwell, R. Kelly, Dru Hill, Tyrese, and Brian Mcknight. Committed to being the total package both on stage and in the studio Smith is always doing the best he can to perfect his skills. By writing and arranging his own vocals and producing the majority of his beats, his music is a heartfelt reflection of his life and influences.

In 2005, and 2010 Smith was crowned winner of CTNow / Fox News and Kiss 95.7's Connecticut Idol Competition. In addition to this notable win, Smith was UMass Amherst's first UMass Idol and the only person to win the competition twice.

Henry first auditioned for this current season of Idol in New Jersey and didn’t make it. He then flew out to San Francisco where he progressed through a few of the preliminary rounds but didn’t get a chance to sing for the Judges. He gave Idol one last try via My Space audition and it was this last chance that got him called out to Los Angeles to audition for the Judges. He then received that prized golden ticket to Hollywood. He made it all the way through to the Top 100 and was able to perform one last solo for the judges before being cut right before the Top 61 were announced.

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Check out Henry’s cover of When Can I See You Again by Babyface