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January 31, 2013

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Meet and hear Zach McKenzie of American Idol

by Mark Franklin

We didn’t get a chance to meet many of the talented singers who made it to Hollywood on American Idol.

So I’ve compiled a series of blogs about them, based on their Road to Hollywood videos and music they’ve posted.

For a complete look at the contestants we missed, head here.

Zach McKenzie is Hollywood bound on American Idol. (FOX Photo)Zach McKenzie

All the Idol contestants are asked what makes them unique. Zach has a unique answer. He plays the ukulele. Oh, and he can play the guitar and the harmonica at the same time. “And I write a lot of weird songs,” he adds, smiling. “Humorous songs.” He’s from White Hall, Ark., and that means he’s been singing for a long time. “Growing up in church in Arkansas, you pretty much grow up with a microphone in your hand,” he explains. “I’ve been singing my whole life, so church is a big inspiration.” In terms of musical influences, he describes himself as a big fan of Rascal Flatts. His favorite past Idols: Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery — you guessed it; Zach prefers country music. And admires Kris Allen, who’s also from Arkansas. Zach says his decision to audition for Idol isn’t just about being rich and famous. It’s about taking a step toward his goal. “Getting to sing for people for a living and make money at it? I would love that,” he says.

“Broken Pieces”
For more music from Zach, head here.
He also has four singles available on iTunes.

Read more from Season 12
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  1. Brenda Cheney
    Mar 20 2013

    Zach, I sure miss you and everybody. I had no idea about your chance to be on American idol, but I am pulling for you – and praying for you. Good Luck. I do still love everybody!

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