Famous as :Singer
Birth Name :Katharine Hope McPhee
Birth Date :March 25, 1984
Birth Place :Sherman Oaks, L.A., USA
Claim to fame :"American Idol" season 5 first runner-up
top two finalists on the May 17, 2006 result show alongside Taylor Hicks. Sadly, she in the end did not receive a majority of the votes which subsequently made her come second behind the gray-haired man, yet the dark-haired beauty wisely viewed this as a defeat that should not have to be mourned of. "I don't need sad faces or anyone to feel bad for me," she remarked. "It wasn't about winning the title, I just wanted to give the best performance I could." Sure there was no reason to weep as she, like Hicks, also obtained a recording contract under "Idol" creator Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records that was made official on June 6, 2006.
Following the propitious deal, Katharine's first single "My Destiny/Somewhere Over the Rainbow" afterwards got released on June 27 to a very satisfying outcome. Not only climbed to number two in U.S single sales, the record also wonderfully saw "Rainbow" and "Destiny" secure position on Billboard's Pop 100 and The Billboard Hot 100 with the former peaking at the 12th rank on both charts. Boosted by the initial success, a self-titled debut album was then worked on to come to the surface ...
on January 30, 2007, featuring twelve songs written by the likes of Babyface, Nate Hills, and Kara DioGuardi among others.
In September 2007, Katharine was reported to be engaged to longtime boyfriend, actor Nick Cokas.
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