PODCAST: Cameron Whitcomb’s American Idol Journey – Boundary Creek Times


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Host Peter McCully chats with Cameron Whitcomb who recently made the top 20 on American Idol. He talks about growing up in Nanaimo, working in Kamloops, and the experience of being on the show.

Cameron’s audition for the 20and American Idol season was in Texas. “I just felt like I was seeing musicians who had been doing this their whole lives getting turned down – right away, so I thought I had no chance.” Said Whitcomb “I had this conversation with this guy from Alabama. he’s like, man, I promise you, these judges are the same as us, man. They put their pants on the same way we do. He seemed just that he wasn’t scared of anything. He was like, it doesn’t change what these judges think of me.”

Today in BC asked Cameron about his musical selections for the competition. “I’m really open to hearing what other people are listening to. I really like finding new music. That’s where a lot of it comes from. My grandma sent me songs, I think my mom picked the song I was singing in Hawaii, singing CCR’s Bad Moon Rising.”

Whitcomb tells the story of his famous backflips and his brother’s Idol tattoo.

We’ll also hear Cameron’s performance of “If It Wasn’t For Love” by the Steel Drivers at a competition in Hawaii.

(If It Hadn’t Been Love / The Steel Drivers)

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