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A rising star shines



Sensational vocalist and entertainer Ayla Stackhouse is on the move. Following her award winning performance as Vanessa in Broadway's "In The Heights," the fabulous entertainer won American Idol's gold ticket to Hollywood week.

In July, the 17-year-old auditioned in Detroit, Michigan her birthplace. Detroit, her parents, Sheila Jordan and Phillip Stackhouse, and ALL of her family and friends have reason to be proud.

Her fan base extends to her two adopted homes, Porterville, California and Hollywood, California, from the South to the North, and from the East to the West coasts.

Reasons for a sense of pride in the rising star include: Last year, Ayla won National High School Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Vanessa, she won 1st Place in Southern California Rotary District  5280 High School Music Contest, tied for 1st Place for Best Broadway Vocalist in the Hollywood Omni Awards, and performed at The Hollywood Pantages, just to highlight a few of her many accomplishments.

A sensational vocalist, last year Ayla brought down the house with her “high C” performance in “Rent” while attending Hollywood High School. She is now a senior at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts.

A quadruple threat, Ayla is a vocalist, musician (piano, guitar, clarinet and cello), dancer and actress. She also writes music.

Google Ayla Stackhouse and find her Youtube performances of her“Somebody Who Loves Me,” which she wrote, her sensational single “Ear Candy,” her interaction with another Pop sensation Arianna Grande and more. "Ear Candy" peaked at the No 4 spot.

Better yet, click on the Video tab on this site and prepare to be impressed by this Pop singing "Broadway musical kind of girl."

"Ear Candy" is sweet. According to vocal coach and producer Frank "Toddy" Winfrey (and all of her fans), so is Ayla.

"Her voice and her personality are as sweet and soothing as a summer rain," Winfrey said. "And yet, at the same time as exciting and captivating as they come. Ayla is truly a talent to watch." 

Long time Hollywood producer, musician and high school performing arts mentor Stormy Sacks puts Alya among the top of students he assisted to stardom.

"Ayla is right up there," Sacks said. "She has all the tools to become as professionally successful as anybody who is already there. She's that talented."