Evie Clair

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Evie Clair
Birth nameEvelyn Clair Abplanalp
Born (2003-12-02) December 2, 2003 (age 15)
Florence, Arizona
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer/Songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
  • ukulele
Years active2013-present
Websiteevieclair.com

Evelyn Clair Abplanalp[1] (born December 2, 2003), known professionally as Evie Clair, is a musical artist and reality television personality who appeared on the twelfth season of the talent competition series America's Got Talent.[2] She has been playing piano since she was two years old.[3]

Early life[edit]

Clair is the daughter of Hillary and Amos and is one of five children. Clair and her family are part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4] The day after Clair advanced to the America's Got Talent finals on September 8, 2017 she announced that her father had died from colon cancer.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Clair began acting as a tap dancer in Anne at Hale Center Theater in Gilbert, Arizona at the age of eight.[7] She has sung the national anthem at an Arizona Diamondbacks' game.[8]

America's Got Talent[edit]

Clair auditioned for America's Got Talent three times before getting on the show, auditioning with "Arms" by Christina Perri and won praise from Perri.[9] Due to her father's death Clair was offered the opportunity to come back for the thirteenth season however, she chose to move on and to perform in the finals.[5][10]

Accommodations were made for Clair on the program. A woman who was overseeing wardrobe often bought two skirts for her, insuring there was enough fabric to create outfits with long enough skirts.[11] Howie Mandel, one of the AGT judges, described her music, "It's the sound of an angel singing to her daddy". Her parents were in the audience at the time.[12]

Album[edit]

Okay Day
Studio album by
Evie Clair
ReleasedJune 1, 2018 (2018-06-01)
GenreIndie pop
Length31:55

On May 23, 2018 it was announced that plans are underway for the release of an album by Clair.[13] The album was officially released on June 1, 2018.[14] All songs are performed exclusively by Evie Clair except for the song Okay Day which features Kirra L.A. [15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Needed You"Evie Clair2:46
2."Morning Star"Evie Clair, Clancy Thomas3:26
3."Too Young"Evie Clair, Clancy Thomas2:53
4."Will I Be Enough"Evie Clair, Steven Moyer4:23
5."Head In The Cloud"Evie Clair, Steven Moyer3:36
6."Fair Minded"Evie Clair, Porter Abplanalp3:11
7."One Day"Evie Clair3:45
8."57 Seconds"Evie Clair3:28
9."Au Revoir"Evie Clair, Clancy Thomas3:45
10."Okay Day"Evie Clair2:42
Total length:31:55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evie Clair - Mormon Music". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Evie Clair Bio | The Grable Group"
  3. ^ Lahon, Ankita (June 21, 2017). "Evie Clair On "America's Got Talent:" Impressive With An Honest Performance". earnthenecklace.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Reports, Staff. "Evie Clair's father dies just after she moves into AGT semifinals". PinalCentral.com. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Dawn, Randee (September 14, 2017). "'America's Got Talent' contestant Evie Clair copes with father's death". Today. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Clair, Evie (September 8, 2017). ""Say a prayer, a prayer on forever Time is only now, Soon we'll be together." I hope I made you proud, Daddy. I've always done it for you and I'll do it for you forever.❤️". Instagram. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Evie Clair". Generoso Pope Foundation. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Lahon, Ankita (June 21, 2017). "Evie Clair On "America's Got Talent:" Impressive With An Honest Performance". Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Melton, Lori (June 27, 2017). "Interview: Evie Clair Talks Family, Christina Perri And Being "Blessed" By Her AGT Journey". Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "AGT's Evie Clair And Family Gather To Say Final Goodbye To Sweet Daddy". September 14, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Wagner, Danielle B. "The Unforgettable Ways Evie Clair Has Shared Her Faith On "America's Got Talent"". ldsliving.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Siebert, Valerie (July 27, 2017). "Brave 13-Year-Old Singer Whose Dad Is Battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer Leaves The America's Got Talent Audience And Judges In Tears With Her Emotional Rendition Of Macy Gray's Hit I Try". dailymail.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Stalker Targets AGT's Evie Clair From Arizona". May 23, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  14. ^ Clair, Evie [@evieclair] (June 1, 2018). "My Okay Day Album just DROPPED!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 3, 2018 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Okay Day Album". June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018.