Learn How They Got Their Start
Vocal Sport contestants have been featured on The Voice, American Idol, Radio Disney Music Awards, and more!
Klea Olson was featured on The Voice Season 16! Klea competed at Vocal Sport in 2015 as a soloist and in 2016 in a duo. She was a judges' favorite as a soloist and her duo won the Grand Prize! She was discovered by The Voice when Vocal Sport sent her performance videos to casting producers. During her time on The Voice, Klea had the opportunity to compete on "The Comeback Stage." Click here for the full story!
Aaliyah Rose competed on The Voice Season 12! Aaliyah competed at Vocal Sport starting at the tender age of 8 and has returned yearly as a guest artist. Vocal Sport directors sent Aaliyah's performance videos to their contact at The Voice (even though she was too young to compete). When the age limit for The Voice changed, a talent producer reached out to Vocal Sport to ask for Aaliyah's contact info. She was invited to a private audition and was selected to compete. Coached by Gwen Stefani, Aaliyah won her battle round then was stolen by Blake Shelton in knockouts to rise to the top 20 contestants! Click here for the full story!
Aaliyah Rose was also discovered through her online videos, including her Vocal Sport videos, by Radio Disney! Radio Disney selected her to perform the closing number "Let It Go" at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards! Aaliyah Rose says Vocal Sport is one of the things that helped her open up and want to pursue her singing!
Originating from her Vocal Sport connections, Aaliyah Rose has been invited to sing on several LDS church youth albums! Links coming!
Lauryn competed on The Voice Season 12! After she competed at Vocal Sport, the directors sent her performance video to TV casting agents and she was invited to a private audition with The Voice and was selected to compete! Lauryn was also invited to sing the theme song for the 2019 youth album "If We Love Him" for the LDS Church. Click here for more!
"You led me to The Voice and I just wanted to start by saying thank you so, so much for that. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I am so grateful that you did that for me!" –Lauryn Judd
Noelle competed on The Voice Season 8! After she competed at Vocal Sport, the directors sent her performance video to TV casting agents and she was invited to a private audition with The Voice and was selected to compete! In 2014, Noelle was discovered on the Vocal Sport YouTube channel and was invited to appear in a music video produced by the LDS church, "Come Unto Christ." Noelle was also invited to write and sing the theme song for the 2016 youth album, "Press Forward" for the LDS church. After serving an LDS mission, Noelle joined SPARK in 2017 and was featured in their music video Wonder and others.
Madilyn competed on The Voice Season 6! After she competed at Vocal Sport, the directors sent her performance video to TV casting agents. Madilyn was then invited to a private audition with The Voice and was selected to compete! Madilyn was chosen by Usher in the blind audition and made it to the top 20 and sang in the playoffs! After The Voice, Vocal Sport connected Madilyn with Shadow Mountain Records (Deseret Book's record label) and she also became a regular presenter for Deseret Book's nationwide Time Out for Women events. Madilyn was also invited to sing on the 2015 youth album, "Embark," for the LDS church and has since been featured in more church music videos.
Anna won the opportunity at Vocal Sport to be featured in her first professional music video created by Celadora Studios. She has gone on to make many more music videos including "Broken" which won the "Best Director" award at the "No Bull Challenge" Teen Video Awards in Los Angeles. Through Vocal Sport she was also invited to sing on the 2015 youth album, "Embark," for the LDS Church. She also appeared in a music video for the LDS Church singing her original song, "Fragile." Anna has been a featured guest artist at Vocal Sport and was a lead singer for SPARK, a contemporary Christian vocal group made up of past Vocal Sport winners and participants.
"This singing competition changed my life. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for this competition, I would not have had any of the experiences I've been fortunate to have over the last few years. This competition opens so many doors!" –Anna Richey
Scott was discovered at Vocal Sport and was invited to audition for BYU Vocal Point and was selected to be a member of this elite, internationally-acclaimed group! Scott traveled and performed extensively with Vocal Point and is featured as a solo artist in several highly popular music videos and albums! See BYU Vocal Point YouTube channel. His a cappella experience earned him the honor of being featured with his wife on Pentatonix' YouTube channel and Facebook with their cover of The First Noel, which was the first of many videos they have created as a viral YouTube duo, Scott & Ryceejo. Scott & Ryceejo also directed the Rise Up Children's Choir.
Ryan Paul Johnson
Ryan won first place at Vocal Sport IV and was later invited to join the contemporary Christian vocal group, SPARK. As a lead singer for the group, Ryan has performed live for thousands and has been seen worldwide in SPARK's inspirational music videos. In 2020, Ryan was featured in Michael McLean's new movie The Forgotten Carols and he also began songwriting and producing his own music (check him out on Spotify)! Most recently, Ryan was invited to sing "Possible with Him" on the 2022 youth album for the LDS Church!
"Through Vocal Sport, I became part of SPARK. I have always loved Christian music and I thought this was an awesome opportunity to be a part of a group that I could share that with. I had no idea of the wild and amazing ride I was about to be a part of! SPARK has been an incredible blessing in my life. I have had amazing opportunities to perform, travel, record songs, film music videos, and build life-long friendships! My love for Christian worship music has grown tenfold, as well as my understanding of the grace of God! As an added perk, I recently composed, recorded, and released my first-ever original songs, "You Will" and "Running to Him." These songs include many expressions that represent my feelings for Jesus. I am also pleased that they represent well the genre of music that I have come to love so much." –Ryan Paul Johnson
Vocal Sport Made These Opportunities Possible
- Referrals to producers, talent scouts and casting agents
- Private auditions for America's Got Talent, American Idol, and The Voice
- Scholarships to ReMix Vocal Academy
- Vocal evaluations and training
- Recording time and professional music video creation
- Talent agency consultation and representation
- 2016 LDS youth theme album Press Forward and cover of the January 2016 New Era Magazine
- Participation in LDS Church music videos
- Local news appearances
- And more!