Amber Caparas, Season 11

Meet American Idol contestant Amber Caparas


Back in Season 9, I thought Amber Caparas was one of the most promising singer-songwriters heading to Hollywood on American Idol.

Since then, she’s released an impressive six-track EP, “Better This Way,” that’s available on iTunes.

And now she’s back on Idol, having earned a golden ticket in the St. Louis audition episode.

“I just wanted a chance to come back and show the new judges what I have,” says Amber.  “When I got the golden ticket, I was crying like a baby.”

Amber is 21, hails from Charleston, S.C., and has written nearly 100 songs, according to her website.

Head there and you can listen to all six originals on her EP, plus listen to lots of covers, a couple of which are posted below.

According to that website, Amber now lives in the Nashville area, where she teaches  Tae Bo, an aerobic exercise routine, and works part-time at Strong Tower Bible Church.

And she’s hardly a newcomer to performing, having appeared in commercials and on an ABC television show (“Cookin’ Kids”) as a child.

She told Idol her first singing performance came at age 4 in church, when she sang a solo of “The First Noel.”

In her golden ticket interview, Amber said she thinks the joy she brings to whatever she does and her work ethic will help her succeed on Idol.

Oh, and she classifies her music as soulful folk-rock with spiritual roots.

Take a listen.



“Silly Happy” (original from her EP)

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  1. Derrol Turner February 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    Silly happy is so silly happy beautiful

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