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Six Crucial Questions for Singer Bianca Ryan

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You may know the name Bianca Ryan from 2006, when as an 11-year-old she won “America’s Got Talent” with her incredible singing abilities.

At the time, Simon Cowell, the show’s executive producer, said Ryan was “potentially one of the best singers he’d ever heard in his entire life.”

Since then, Ryan has worked with the likes of David Foster, Diane Warren, Quincy Jones, Glen Ballard, Kara DioGuardi, Walter Afanasieff, and Emanuel Kiriakou.

Now at the age of 22, she’s ready for another bright chapter, soon releasing an EP entitled Part One – The Reintroduction.

The first single “One Day” is already receiving raves from Yahoo, Popdust, and singer Meghan Trainor, who tweeted “Love this!”

We’re fans, too, of the sweet and bubbly tune. Give it a try. It’s super-catchy! And then read on to learn more about the future hitmaker!

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SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR… BIANCA RYAN

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Bianca Ryan What I Gotta Do

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NAME: Bianca Ryan

POSITION: Singer

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia 

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

There are so many! I’ve been dancing since I was three years old. So I was always involved and surrounded by music. My earliest for singing would probably be singing Selena songs in my bedroom with my hair brush and trying to learn all the Spanish when I was just a little girl. 

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I’ve definitely tripped a few times on stage. LOL. I’m not sure if this is a musical moment, but there’s this thing ever since I was younger with my dad. You know how they show the parents in the studio audience when you’re on television and talk shows? Well WHENEVER they would show my dad he would always be dosing off! I would just be like, “Yup! That’s my dad! LOL” Dads need a nap time too, I guess! 

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

There are definitely pros and cons to touring. It’s a LOT of work. Especially as an independent artist. Traveling isn’t always the best for your vocal chords, especially because it’s hard to get good sleep on tour. However, touring for me is cooler than when I would do a steady show in Vegas, etc. I don’t like being in the same place for too long, so touring is cool because every day is a new day and a new place!

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

I’ve only been to a few. I remember I used to go to Virgin Records on Hollywood Boulevard with my dad all the time ‘til they closed down. And I know a favorite was Tower Records and “The Record Spot” here in Philly. 

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Oh man! That is so hard! I don’t think I can just pick one! I’ll always love the Emancipation of Mimi (Mariah Carey). Michael Jackson has influenced me tremendously as well, and when Quincy Jones recommended Aretha Franklin’s Rare and Unreleased Recordings to me, it definitely had a huge impact. 

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

Well if I’m in Germany, my first call is definitely going to be to David Hasselhoff, since I know he’s out there a lot and why not?! Maybe he’ll bring the surf board and save me like a Baywatch episode! 

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Bianca Ryan One Day

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Images Courtesy of Bianca Ryan; Below Portrait by Photographer Mike Leddy

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