COURTNEY HARRELL, Team Blake, worked as a music teacher for the Boston school district while balancing motherhood. After her contract ended, a producer friend asked for her help to write a song for Chris Brown, sparking her move from Boston to L.A. to become a professional songwriter. Since moving to L.A., Courtney has written for Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, and briefly toured as a background singer for John Legend. Her son is now 18 and it's finally her time to shine.
Simone Gundy (Team Adam), has always loved music, perusing her passion through choir and musical theater. Her extracurricular activities, however, came to a screeching halt when she found out she was pregnant in ninth grade. Simone had her son as a high school sophomore and, although she left school briefly, was able to graduate with her classmates on time. After high school, Simone got a job singing on a cruise ship where she gained experience performing cover songs four nights a week. She now balances work as a processing analyst for a solar panel company while also taking college courses online.
SHE TELLS BRITTANY AND BALLZER ALL ABOUT HER JOURNEY:
KYLIE ROTHFIELD- TEAM ALICIA
In 2010, Kylie began studying at Berklee College of Music, where she developed the soul side of her voice. In 2012, she left school and moved to Nashville to pursue music. In 2014, Kylie was doing a show at the Stone Fox when she experienced a vocal hemorrhage and couldn't speak for a month. During that time, she focused her attention on writing. She is hoping to make the transition back from songwriter to vocalist. In 2010, Kylie began studying at Berklee College of Music, where she developed the soul side of her voice. In 2012, she left school and moved to Nashville to pursue music. In 2014, Kylie was doing a show at the Stone Fox when she experienced a vocal hemorrhage and couldn't speak for a month. During that time, she focused her attention on writing. She is hoping to make the transition back from songwriter to vocalist.
KYLIE TELLS BRITTANY AND BALLZER WHAT ALICIA IS REALLY LIKE, HOW SHE MADE IT ON THE SHOW AND MORE:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and reminds us how important it is to check ourselves on a monthly basis for abnormalities. That includes men also! Men can also get breast cancer.
This morning one of my best friends, Chrissy Russell, joined us to share her story about surviving breast cancer. Listen to Chrissy's story here.
CLICK HERE for more information on the signs of breast cancer, support, and more!
Aaron Gibson: Team Miley
It wasn't until Aaron was 18 that he attempted his first open mic at the suggestion of his father. Afterward, Aaron did away with the shyness and started singing anywhere he could. Aaron got a business degree and joined the corporate world after graduation, but quickly jumped back on the open mic bandwagon and now performs regularly at bars and restaurants in Atlanta. Aaron also has a passion for giving back to the community and has volunteered as a counselor at a camp for kids with Tourette's syndrome called Camp Twitch and Shout for the past five years.
CARSON KRESSLEY: Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author are just a few of Carson’s credits. Best known from his years as the fashion expert on Bravo’s Queer Eye where he was one of the show’s “Fab Five”. He is also starring on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, scheduled for airing in January, 2017.
A hilarious style guide for women from fashion guru Carson Kressley. Carson has spent the last decade transforming thousands of women and connecting with millions more on Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America, and countless other national broadcasts.
He knows what makes these ladies tick. Whether they live in Tacoma or Tallahassee, there is a common thread among them all: they want to feel beautiful but don’t know where to start. They’re frustrated by fashion and can’t figure out which trends to follow and which to flee. They don’t have gobs of money to drop on their wardrobe and feel left out of the game. And when it comes to how they feel about their bodies, all they see are roadblocks… and signs for Burger King!
HEAR CARSON WITH BRITTANY AND BALLZER HERE:
Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? Is a roadmap for the American everyday woman to build unshakable body confidence. Nowhere else is there a fun and accessible book created for the underserved masses of American women who just want to get out the door looking and feeling fabulous. These women need to reminded that fashion is FUN. They need to know that with the right tools, they have the power to transform their self-perception by shifting their mindset from woe-is-me to wow-is-me. They need the secrets of playing to their strengths and minimizing their flaws. They need to take more chances with pattern and color, and leave what doesn’t work in the dust. Most of all, they need Carson, their peppy, blond fairy god stylist, to show them the way!
I know a lot of you love to dress up your dogs for Halloween, or for no reason at all! The shopping site Yroo has released their top searches over the last few weeks so your dog can impress their friends.
AND , here's a picture of Brittany's silly dog feeling ashamed in his costume for no reason:
1. Pokémon pet costume
2. Minion dog costume
3. Star Wars pet costume
4. Ewok dog costume
5. Chewbacca dog costume
6. Frozen pet costume
7. Ghostbusters dog costume
8. Robin dog costume
9. Firefighter dog costume
10. Dinosaur dog costume
Goodwill is your Halloween headquarters. Visit them in La Crosse and Onalaska this Halloween. Check their costume book for ideas and ask their costume consultants for help to find the best costume this Halloween!
You'll be able to find some great accessories,clothing items, and more to go with these awesome cardboard box costume ideas! Good luck and save money this Halloween! CLICK HERE FOR COSTUME IDEAS
Plus, you have the chance to win a $25 gift card to spend at Goodwill! Visit our Z93 Facebook page and "like" our Goodwill Halloween photos, each Friday, during the month of October! Good luck!