Bet with boss sends local singer to Idol auditions

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

From Dental Assistant to Singing Sensation? One local woman will soon be on her way to Denver to tryout for the hit show American Idol -- but only after a bet with her boss convinced her to do it.

Danielle Dyer is a dental assistant whose dreams of becoming a singer are taking her to the Mile High City.

"It's quite a leap, but one I hope to take," said Dyer.

Starting July 12, tens of thousands are expected to pack Invesco Field, where American Idol will be holding auditions for it's ninth season -- something Dyer admits she all but gave up on after trying out for the show seven years ago. But that changed when her boss made a bet with her, after she became a finalist in the local Country Jam Idol contest.

"I promised my boss that if I won the Country Jam Idol I would travel to Denver next week and audition for American Idol a second time," said Dyer.

With the Country Jam Idol title under her belt, she's now preparing to hold up her end of the bargain -- something the country singer who's won a number of local and regional singing contests says she's excited about doing.

"It's just a way of expressing myself," said Dyer. "I've also gotten a little into writing my own music and it's just something I feel comfortable doing."

With her proud family behind her, she says she hopes this year's audition goes better than the last. But even if she never sets foot on the Idol stage, she says music will always play an important role in her life.

"Singing is something I will always do on the side," said Dyer. "If I'm a dental assistant for the rest of my life, I'll be singing."

Registration for the Denver American Idol auditions will take place July 12 and July 13. Auditions will then take place on July 14.

For more information about the auditions and tryout requirements, click on the link below.


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