Renee Sands

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Renee Sands
Birth name Renee Ilene Sandstrom[1]
Born (1974-02-15) February 15, 1974 (age 43)
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983 - present
Labels K-Tel Records, Sony Records, RCA Records, Yellow Brick Records, Walt Disney Records
Associated acts Wild Orchid (band), Kids Incorporated, Fergie, Eagle Eye, Martika, Rahsaan Patterson, Ryan Lambert, Stefanie Ridel

Renee Ilene Sandstrom (born February 15, 1974), is an American singer and former child actress better known by her stage name, Renee Sands. She is best known for her role as Renee on Kids Incorporated.


Sands was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Renee is the youngest out of four children.[2]

She has also been a member of the vocal trio Wild Orchid, which also included former Kids Incorporated co-star and her TV sister Stacy Ferguson and Stefanie Ridel. She has opened for acts including Wayne Newton, Bob Hope, and Debbie Reynolds and sang on the children's chorus with other Kids Incorporated cast members on Martika's hit "Toy Soldiers".[3]

Sands provided the singing voice for Princess Fiona in the movies Shrek and Shrek 2[citation needed], appearing alongside former "Kids Incorporated" cast member Moosie Drier, who did ADR voice work for the films. She was also in Far Far Away Idol and played Young Darlene in California Indian. Renee now sings on children's albums for Disney Records.

Sands sings "Pump it Up", which was used as the theme song on the Crystal Light commercials, according to Kraft Foods, Inc.[citation needed] She sang "Just Like We Dreamed It" with Ruben Martinez as the 15th anniversary theme for Disneyland Paris. She had a role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, providing the singing voice for Jasmine Richards' character Margaret "Peggy" Dupree, singing the song "Here I Am". She sang "Love From Afar" on the soundtrack for Just Friends.

On October 10, 2008, Renee was married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles to retirement investment expert Robby Welles. The couple have one child. [4] In 2012 Renee sang with Eagle Eye on their song "I Think I Like You". "I Think I Like You" is featured in the second season of Dance Moms.[5]


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