|Birth name||Julie Dubela|
|Born||January 16, 1991|
|Origin||Stratham, New Hampshire, United States|
Julie Dubela (born January 16, 1991) is an American singer from Stratham, New Hampshire. She is known in the Boston, Massachusetts area for her live performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and has also gained national attention for her TV appearances.
She has performed for the New Hampshire General Court, the state legislature of New Hampshire. She sang the national anthem in Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox), TD Banknorth Garden (home of the Boston Bruins, formerly "FleetCenter"), Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots), and elsewhere. Performances outside of sports have included the Seacoast Repertory Theater and an event planned to happen at Six Flags New England.
TV and film
Dubela first appeared on national TV in 2003, when she participated in Fox TV's American Juniors, a reality TV competition, to select members for a new band. She became a semi-finalist. Her last performance of "Rainy Days and Mondays" was criticized by the celebrity judges (Deborah Gibson, Gladys Knight and Justin Guarini), for her showing precociousness and nervousness in the performance, and she didn't make it the next stage. Subsequently, she appeared on PAX TV's America's Most Talented Kid, a TV talent competition, where she narrowly lost on an episode in 2005. Later in 2005, she was part of Discovery Kids's Endurance: Tehachapi, a national TV show similar to Survivor. She was paired on the Gray team with John Kardian, but was subsequently eliminated as the first team to go home. Taped during the summer, it started airing later in the year, continuing into early 2006 on the NBC broadcast network, in addition to the digital Discovery Kids Channel.
In January 2008, Dubela appeared as one of the hopefuls on the Miami audition episode of American Idol. However, the judges criticized her "acting" during her performance, and all three judges voted to deny Dubela advancement to the Hollywood stage of the competition.
Dubela has done charitable work through the StarMight Foundation of Strafford, which involved contributing to a CD, Tru Colors, for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The CD was also distributed to children in New England area hospitals. Singers from the group, including Dubela, perform in person for the patients, who receive the CD, which is also sold separately to raise funds for the organization.
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- Record, Jody, "Teens bring 'Tru Colors' to hospitalized kids", New Hampshire Union Leader. 2004-11-04. p. B1.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Julie Dubela.|
- JulieDubela.net - Official site of Julie Dubela, which contains bio information, news, past events, pictures, video, and music recordings.
- Julie Dubela at the Internet Movie Database
- Carbone, Gina (2009-02-08). "40 hopefuls vie for Karaoke Idol title in Exeter". Seacoastonline. Retrieved 2009-02-08.