Amy RIvard

Age: 40
Hometown: Astoria, NY
Singing: Dreams
Song By: Fleetwood Mac

How did you first get interested in Music?

I used to hum "The Sun Will Come Out" from Annie, as a child, but was afraid to open my mouth in case I sounded badly. Finally, at age 12, I audition for a musical and got the lead.  I have been singing every since.

What kind of music do you enjoy best? 

I love singing deep songs with a lot of heart like Joni Mitchell, Carole King... I'm a big fan of John Mayer.

Who would you say has inspired you most?

My parents.  This business is hard and comes with a lot of disappointments.  My parents are always there with support and encouragement to get me back on my feet again.

What is the most fun thing you've ever done?

I climbed Mt. Fuji with a complete stranger.  It took much longer than I expected.  18 hrs!