Danielle Wade

20-year-old Danielle is from LaSalle, Ontario and is currently attending a fine arts program at the University of Windsor.

Danielle credits everything she knows about performing to Kathy Rogers, her singing teacher.

When she was seven, she saw The Lion King, and says she was completely mesmerized by the music and costumes. The first big role she had was playing Sandy in Grease, and remembers feeling really at home on stage. Her role model is Sutton Foster, who she says exudes grace and poise.

Danielle confesses that she sings so much that at her house there's a "no singing at the dinner table" rule.

She has a dog named Rocket and a cat named Toby. Her favourite song to sing is Dying Ain't So Bad from Bonnie and Clyde.

Danielle says she sings for all the people who encouraged her to just be herself.