Meet Audrey Kate Geiger from Rising Star. Geiger competes for the first win on the new competition series Sunday, August 24, 2014.
1. Geiger Got the West Coast Save
Because of the time difference, Rising Star aired three hours later for the west coast throughout the season. To make things fair, the west coast was able to save a contestant each week, even for the finale. The top 3 going into the finale were Austin French, Jesse Kinch, and Dana Williams. It was Audrey Kate Geiger who received the West Coast Save to compete for the win.
2. When She Was Three Years Old, Her Grandmother Went Missing
Geiger has a family tragedy in her past. ABC writes:
Twenty-one years ago, her Grandma went missing while on vacation in Delaware, and after 14 years, the police declared her dead, though her body was never found. Police suspect that she was a murder victim.
3. “Stay With Me” Is Her Most Searched Performance
On week 3, Geiger performed Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and it’s her most searched performance to date.
4. Amy Winehouse Is One of her Inspirations
Geiger is a Jersey girl who lives in New York as a yoga instructor trying to make it in the music industry. Her Facebook profile describes her music influences as:
A William Esper Studio grad, Audrey Kate has always loved to perform. Her vocal styles are inspired by Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse, capturing a cool, contemporary jazzy vibe. Resides in NYC, but a jersey girl at heart.
5. Her Band Has Been Put on Hold for her to Be on Rising Star
In order to be on Rising Star, Geiger had to put her band on hold for a little while, but she’s determined to pick things up where she left off once the competition is over. Her band is called Tony Tedesco and the Full Fanthom 5 and they are set to perform in Asbury Park at the Saint nightclub once Rising Star has ended.
So, where does Geiger get her singing talent from? According to App.com:
Geiger credits her dad, Brian Geiger, for her singing voice. The elder Geiger was a member of the Jersey Shore band Mallard.