I love stories like this!
Colbie Caillat is one of my favorite new artists, and it turns out she was once rejected from American Idol. In fact, she didn’t even get in front of the main judges — she was rejected by the pre-screeners.
A couple years (and 40 million MySpace plays) later she had a record deal and a booming career as a singer/songwriter.
“It happened so fast,” she says. “I was just writing songs and putting them up on MySpace, and then I got a record deal. Then it was like, ‘Whoa, you’re going on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls this summer.’ So it was brand-new, but now it’s been a year for me, so it’s kind of like I’m getting used to it all.”
Today, she’s touring with John Mayer.
You dodged a bullet with that AmIdol thing, Colbie. They would have had you in a contract to sing pop trash for the rest of your life! Everything happens for a reason, kiddos.