Recent Berklee College of Music graduate Ashley Rodriguez is currently representing the 31 singers to advance from Boston in this year’s season of American Idol. Following Tuesday’s episode, Simon Cowell, Idol’s toughest judge has already stated her as a season 9 “front-runner.” Rodriguez immediately showcased her passion for singing during her initial audition when she delivered a version of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You.”
“I’ve been singing ever since I was little,” said Rodriguez. “I grew up doing it in church and school. It just seems natural.” Ashley is one of four selected from Berklee to make it past the first round. Other Berklee Hollywood Idol contestants this year include Bosa Mora, Jess Wolfe and Jennifer Hirsh. Look for Ashley’s first audition below and check back for American Idol concert tickets!