Meet and hear Zach McKenzie of American Idol
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.
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.
For more music from Zach, head here.
He also has four singles available on iTunes.