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Tara Oram (born 28 April 1984) is a Canadian recording artist and a top ten finalist on fifth season of Canadian Idol in 2007. During her run on Canadian Idol, Tara received numerous accolades from both professionals and fans of the show. Her small town attitude and natural abilities made her a season favorite. Tara made it to the top six but, unfortunately, was voted off. unlike most idols to grace the Canadian stage, Tara has maintained a degree of celebrity and notoriety amongst the Canadian populous, due in no small part to her talents as a singer and honesty and sincerity towards her fans.Read More...
Tara was born in Gander, NFLD but moved frequently during her developmental years. Tara first moved to Malton, ON when she was 10 years old and then later to Brampton, ON, where she attended high school at Bramalea Secondary School.
During her school years Tara always participated in the school's Choir. To this day, Tara credits her music teachers Mrs. Joy Cookson (William Mercer Academy), Mr. Tanny Gibson (Dunrankin Elementary School) and Mr. Chris Arthurs (Bramalea Secondary School) for giving her the discipline and know-how for what it takes to be successful in the music business.
At 16, Tara was signed to an Indie Label and released her first country music single. She later toured with a local agency called Performerz which allowed her to sing in theatres, malls and festivals.
At 19, Tara joined her first real band. Tara and her band mostly played the bar/club circuit around Ontario for the better part of four years, performing a mix of country, top 40, rock, R’n B and retro.
In her own words, "when I turned 23, I realized I wanted to be more than just a club singer. I was living with my parents in my hometown of Hare Bay, NFLD when I knew I needed to take the next step. I didn’t exactly know what it was going to be but, I had to do something. For 4 years, my parents tried to talk me into auditioning for the Idol show. I was completely against everything that had to do with the show. I was not about to give up on years of paying my dues to become and instant star. My parents and friends understood my feelings but still pursued to talk me into auditioning." Tara instantly caught the eye of the judges and was given a ticket to Toronto.
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