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AMDA High School Summer Conservatory Alumna Catie Turner A Finalist on American Idol Season 16!

26 April, 2018 - Announcements, Spotlight

2017 AMDA High School Summer Conservatory alumna Catie Turner recently showcased her talents on American Idol Season 16 and advanced to the Top 7. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter, who hales from Middletown, PA, showcased her amazing voice and electric personality, advancing her in the competition with performances of Camilla Cabello's "Havana" (see below) and Britney Spears' hit "Oops!...I Did It Again". 

During auditions, Catie received a unanimous yes from all three judges when she wowed them by performing her original song “21st Century Machine.” (Watch the audition performance here.)


(Catie Turner Performing on American Idol. Image courtesy of 

See Catie's performance of “Havana” by Camilla Cabello below. 



Each summer AMDA welcomes high school students from around the world to our New York City and Los Angeles campuses to get a first hand look at what it’s like to be a student at one of the country's foremost performing arts institutions. Click here to reserve your spot for the AMDA’s 2018 Summer Conservatory Program and receive a $250 discount.

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Article updated May 15th, 2018