Melissa Otero


Age: 35
Hometown: Astoria, NY
Singing: Angels and Demons
Song By: Original

How did you get interested in music?

When I was 9 years old, Gloria Estefan's Homecoming Concert was on TV. I looked at my mother and told her that is what I want.  I wanted to do it for the rest of my life.  To this day, that concert has a special place in my heart.

What kind of music do you enjoy? 

I love all kinds of music.  Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Cold Play, Freddie Mercury, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Joan Jett, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga.  Their music has, at one point or another, affected me in some way. They always have great memorable songs. 

What do you like best about New york?

I love Astoria.  My neighborhood is surrounded by the best food and ambiance I have ever experienced. The Burger Club is my favorite burger spot.  Sac's Place is my favorite pizza spot. many places.  It's the best!

How woud you describe yourself to someone who does not know you? 

Centered, fun, easy going, musical, yogi.  Loves traveling, playing piano, yoga and hiking.