Lewiston musician wins at 'American Idol' tryouts in Spokane

click to enlarge Shania Rales - PHOTO BY TANYA PILANT
photo by Tanya Pilant
Shania Rales

This story was updated on Sept. 13

Lewiston musician Shania Rales made it through the first round of tryouts for TV’s “American Idol,” held last weekend in Spokane.

Rales, known for her raw voice and acoustic sound, was one of several musicians selected to go on to the next level of auditions. 

The 2012 Orofino High School graduate won the Kooskia Old Opera House Theatre American Idol contest in 2012, receiving a trip to audition for “American Idol” in Oklahoma City that year. In Oklahoma City she won a golden ticket to the second round but later missed her performance date because of a miscommunication, she told Inland 360 in a 2013 interview. Since then she’s tried out for “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice.”

Here's a news clip from Spokane station KXLY which found her on the street and followed her through the process...


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