American Idol Lightning Strikes Second Time for the University of Memphis


For the second time, a member of the University of Memphis pop group Sound Fuzion is in the running to be the next American Idol. Cheryl Humphrey, a music major at the University’s Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, made it to the "Hollywood Round," which will be broadcast on the Fox Network February 13 and 14. On the February 14th program, the 12 female finalists will be announced.

Humphrey is a native of Little Rock, and is pursuing degrees in recording technology and jazz performance. She joins former Sound Fuzion member Lashundra “Trenyce” Cobbins who was an Idol finalist in 2003.

Sound Fuzion director Lawrence Edwards says, “I’m not at all surprised that we have our second American Idol singer. Cheryl is extremely talented both as a singer and as a composer. She’s versatile and committed to her art.”

Sound Fuzion is an ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists that represents the university at many functions, performs as part of the School of Music’s annual concert season, and even toured China last year.

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