‘Idol’ hopeful: Princess by day, band member by night

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. –  You may have seen Morgan Leigh Boberg of Valley Center perform on “American Idol” Wednesday night.

Just hours before the show aired, the country singer talked about what it’s like to be a contestant on “Idol.”

bobergOn the show, Boberg made singing look easy but she said Hollywood week was anything but easy.

“I was expecting to sleep a lot more during Hollywood week and that was definitely a surprise,”  said Boberg.  “I got two hours of sleep one night, and another night I got maybe three.”

The actress, dancer and professionally trained vocalist started taking voice lessons eight years ago.  But she says she began doing musical theatre when she was seven.

“I loved being on stage, I loved music and I started evolving into a country singer when I was 15-years old,” said Boberg.  “Since then, it has been a huge dream of mine to be on stage.”

Prior to Idol, the pretty blonde worked as a Disney princess by day.

“I worked for children’s birthday parties,” said Boberg.  “I’d sing for them, and pretty much just let their dream come true.”

By night she was a part of a six member country group called the Morgan Leigh Band.  The group started to play together last April at the San Diego Fair.

‘My band is everything (to me)” said Boberg.  “They make me be the artist I want to be.”

Members of the band say they are excited for Boberg and they  hope that American Idol can parlay Boberg to the next level.

When asked if they would stay together as a band if she wins, Paul Coughlin, one of the members of band joked, “I’m sure we’ll be  available if she needs a backup band.”

Boberg said the experience changed her.

“I’m more of an artist now and I know exactly what I want to do,” said Boberg. “I’m trying my best to become better known and to do more shows tha reflect me.”

If you’d like to learn more about Boberg and the Morgan Leigh Boberg Band go to ttps://www.facebook.com/MorganLeighMusic.

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