with Travis Garland / Brandyn Burnette
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 8:00 PM PDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
Victoria "Tori" Kelly (born on December 14, 1992 in Canyon Lake, California) is an American singer, whose greatest success is being a winner on the nationally broadcast America's Most Talented Kids show. She also appeared on the show Star Search. She didn't win the contest, but later in 2004, she made an appearance on America's Most Talented Kids, singing Christina Aguilera's Keep On Singin' My Song and won, beating out singer and accordionist, Hunter Hayes. She made a second appearance on the show in the Tournament of Champions, but lost to Antonio Pontarelli, a rock singer/songwriter/violinist. She was signed to Geffen Records at the age of 12 but because of conflicting ideas, it was mutually agreed for Tori to be released. Tori has a YouTube page where she is a cover artist and makes her own A capella songs. Tori is of Jamaican, Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. She later auditioned for Season 9 of American Idol in Denver, Colorado and made it through to Hollywood week but did not reach the "Top 24." She stated in a phone interview that after her elimination, she immediately began writing more songs and was asked to take part in a youth version of the 1985 charity song "We Are the World" titled "We Are the World: The Next Generation".