Kelsey Verzotti

17-year-old Kelsey Verzotti calls Calgary, Alberta home, and plans on graduating high school next year.

The very first stage production she ever saw was The Wizard of Oz when she was four, and she calls Kristen Chenoweth her biggest role model.

Besides singing, Kelsey likes to travel and read, and she can also play the piano.

Kelsey says she would be perfect for the role of Dorothy because she understands her desperation to be in a better place, and Kelsey says she can deliver her genuine emotions. According to Kelsey, winning Over the Rainbow would be the most exciting opportunity she's ever had.

Kelsey has a dog named Emmy, and her two favourite songs to sing are Electricity from Billy Elliot and Falling Slowly from Once.

Kelsey says the reason she sings is because she enjoys sharing her talent with people and connecting with music.