Mary Desmond is the 17-year-old from Rancho Santa Margarita, California who’s auditioning on the fifteenth and final season of American Idol. For her Idol audition she chose the R&B standard “Fever.” (She sings it more like Michael Buble than Peggy Lee.) According to the OC Register, Desmond performed the song this summer at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Hotel where she opened for jazz artist Eric Marienthal.
Orange County’s own Mary Desmond will not have far to travel when she goes for the next round of auditions and “Hollywood Week” as part of the farewell season of “American Idol.” Desmond auditioned for Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. in San Francisco and was awarded a “golden ticket” to compete during “Hollywood Week.” While only a junior in high school, Miss Desmond is a veteran performer with dozens of recordings, original songs, and live performances already to her credit. A successful audition for “American Idol” is the high water mark for her young career to date.
Miss Desmond auditioned with jazz standard “Fever” in San Francisco, CA. She received a yes from all three judges. “Harry Connick Jr. suggested that this might not be the right song for me, but he still gave me a yes,” Miss Desmond said. “The whole process of working with the people from the program has been extremely gratifying for me, and I am enormously grateful to have this opportunity.”
Her Latest Release
Mary Desmond is no stranger to performing and recording. Her latest release “Kiss You” was released January 6, 2016 in honor of her audition on American Idol. The original song can be heard on her You Tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWdINPxh3nU.