Celena Rae

Since her success on American Idol, Celena Rae has continued to perform at multiple venues.


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Celena Rae

Celena Rae is no stranger to hard work and determination. To hear her mother tell it, Celena was born to be a star. She says from day one Celena could walk into a room and own it. She began singing, as most children do, in school plays and musicals. At six years old, after receiving a standing ovation for her rendition of an Ella Fitzgerald song, her undeniable talent was revealed and it was then she began to perfect her craft.

At nineteen, Celena Rae began singing with Linder and Brock, a Dallas/Fort Worth based country/classic rock cover band touring around the nation in schools, performance halls, and fairs.

Celena Rae’s first big break came at 23, when she was cast on Dick Clark’s version of Star Search, “Your Big Break.” Celena Rae was crowned the grand prize winner after her performance as Martina McBride singing “A Broken Wing”.

As a result of winning “Your Big Break”, Celena was granted a recording contract with Lyric Street Records in Nashville. After working with Lyric Street Celena collaborated with the award winning producer/song writer Dan Huff on a production deal with his company Terecel Music. Celena was also in the Top 20 in American Idol Season 4.

Currrently, Celena is back in Dallas, Texas and pursuing local speaking engagements, appearances, and performances. She has performed with some of the top names in Country Music including: Brad Paisley, Andy Griggs, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Los Lonely Boys, Sara Evans, and Pat Green. Celena has recently signed on to be the national anthemist and game hostess for the Stanley Cup Champions NHL Dallas Stars for the 2005-2006 season. Celena performed at all of the home games and participated in several Dallas Stars events including hosting a weekly Comcast show titled “Dallas Stars—On Demand” to help welcome back the Dallas Stars to the ice at their home rink of the American Airlines Center.

Celena has a Christmas compilation CD titled “Totally Awesome Christmas” (as seen on MTV’s TRL), featuring artists such as Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, Ali Lohan, Rascal Flatts, Shedaisy, and many more.
Celena Rae continues to pursue her dream and entertain people all across the nation.