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Syesha Raquel Mercado (born January 3, 1987) is a singer-songwriter, actress, and finalist on American Idol season 7. She currently resides and attends Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Mercado was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her mother, Zelda, is African-American and her father, José, is of Afro-Cuban descent. She grew up in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from Booker High School in 2005, where she was in the Theater VPA (Visual and Performing Arts) department. At the 2005 Florida Theatre Conference and the 2005 South Eastern Theater Conference Syesha won “Best Supporting Actress” for her role as the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical. Syesha also won Florida’s Super Singer 2007
She auditioned for American Idol Season 7 in Miami, Florida singing “Think” by Aretha Franklin where she made it to Hollywood with all three judges saying ‘yes’. When she arrived in Hollywood she had lost her voice and insisted on going on vocal rest. She was seen communicating through pen and paper throughout the week. She sang “Chain of Fools” and was accepted into the top 24. She currently stands in the Top 5 American Idol Season 7 contestants.
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