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Julie Dubela

Background information
Birth name Julie Dubela
Born January 16, 1991 (1991-01-16) (age 18)
Origin Stratham, New Hampshire, U.S.
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2003–present

Julie Dubela (born on January 16, 1991[1] in Jupiter, Florida)[2][3] is an American singer living in Stratham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[4 ] She is most well known in and around the Boston, Massachusetts area for her live performances of the The Star-Spangled Banner [5] and has also gained national attention for her TV appearances.[6 ]




Live performances

She has performed for the New Hampshire General Court, the state legislature of New Hampshire.[7] She sang the national anthem in Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox),[4 ] [5]  TD Banknorth Garden (home of the Boston Bruins, formerly "FleetCenter"),[8]  Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots),[6 ]  and elsewhere. Performances outside of sports have included the Seacoast Repertory Theater[9] and an event planned to happen at Six Flags New England.[10] In 2003, she recorded her first album with her voice coach titled Broadway Dreaming.

TV and film

Dubela first appeared on national TV in 2003, when she participated in Fox TV's American Juniors, a reality TV competition, to select members for a new band.[11] She became a semi-finalist. Her last performance of "Rainy Days and Mondays" was criticized by the celebrity judges (Deborah Gibson, Gladys Knight and Justin Guarini), for her showing precociousness and nervousness in the performance, and she didn't make it the next stage.[12] Subsequently, she appeared on PAX TV's America's Most Talented Kid, a TV talent competition, where she again lost, in a show which aired early in 2005. [13]

Later in 2005, she was part of Discovery Kids's Endurance: Tehachapi, a national TV show similar to Survivor.[14]  She was paired on the Gray team with John Kardian, but was subsequently eliminated as the first team to go home. Taped during the summer, it started airing later in the year, continuing into early 2006 on the NBC broadcast network, in addition to the digital Discovery Kids Channel. [15]

In September 2005, she appeared in the film Wait Till This Year, which was aired by the New England Sports Network (NESN) and subsequently released on DVD.[16] [13][17]

In January 2008, Dubela appeared as one of the hopefuls on the Miami audition episode of American Idol.[18][19] However, the judges criticized her "acting" during her performance, and all three judges voted to deny Dubela advancement to the Hollywood stage of the competition.[20] [21][18]


Dubela has done charitable work through the StarMight Foundation of Strafford, which involved contributing to a CD, Tru Colors, for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. [15] [5] The CD was also distributed to children in New England area hospitals.[8]  Singers from the group, including Dubela, perform in person for the patients, who receive the CD, which is also sold separately to raise funds for the organization.[22]


  1. ^ "Fun Facts"; URL accessed on February 18, 2006.
  2. ^ "Julie Dubela". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2006-07-01.  
  3. ^ "Julie Dubela". Retrieved 2006-07-01.  
  4. ^ a b Stewart, Rochelle (2004-06-24). "Stratham songstress to sing for the Sox". Portsmouth Herald (Seacoast Online). Retrieved 2006-06-23.  
  5. ^ a b c Bailey, Kathleen D., "Teenager sings national anthem at Fenway Park", Exeter News-Letter, June 29, 2004.
  6. ^ a b Dawson, Deanna, "Teen sings at Patriots game", Exeter News-Letter, December 9, 2005.
  7. ^ "First Year of the 159th General Court: Calendar and Journal of the 2005 Session". House Journal No. 7 (New Hampshire General Court). 2005-02-23. Retrieved 2008-03-06.   Volume 27.
  8. ^ a b Cicco, Nancy, "Catch a rising star - Stratham talent shines on TV teen scene tonight", Portsmouth Herald, January 9, 2005
  9. ^ Bailey, Kathleen D., "Local teen hitched to the stars", Exeter News-Letter, February 6, 2004.
  10. ^ Buldfinch, Andrea (2006-06-23). "Stratham songbird's Six Flag fun". Exeter News-Letter (Seacoast Online). Retrieved 2006-06-23.  
  11. ^ Fatello, Cory (2003-06-13). "Girl shoots for the stars". Hampton Union. Retrieved 2008-03-07.  
  12. ^ Ford, Rosemary, "Reality check", Eagle-Tribune, July 17, 2003.
  13. ^ a b Cicco, Nancy, "Stratham songbird narrowly loses TV talent title", Portsmouth Herald. January 11, 2005.
  14. ^ Quirk, Emily, "Teen survivor: EHS freshman on NBC show", Exeter News-Letter. September 23, 2005
  15. ^ a b Whitson, John, "How long will Julie survive in Tehachapi?", New Hampshire Union Leader. 2005-09-22. p. B4.
  16. ^ "NESN partners with independent film maker" The Boston Globe's, January 13, 2005.
  17. ^ "NESN’s Wait 'Til This Year to be released on DVD The Boston Globe's, November 17, 2005.
  18. ^ a b Berman, Craig (2008-01-30). "Simon gets extra cranky in Miami on ‘Idol’: The British judge shows little patience for bad singing in Florida". (MSNBC). Retrieved 2008-03-07.  
  19. ^ Sullivan, Casey (2009-06-02). "Jame Dootlittle wins People's Choice at Exeter Rotary Karaoke Idol". (Seacoast Media Group, a subsidiary of Ottaway Newspapers, Inc). Retrieved 2009-06-02.  
  20. ^ Cantiello, Jim "'American Idol' Recap: Show Rediscovers Britney's Ex, Reality-TV Vets, Simon's Mean Streak", MTV News. 2008.
  21. ^ " "American Idol" rejects Stratham teenager Julie Dubela", Sea Coast Online. 2008.
  22. ^ Record, Jody, "Teens bring 'Tru Colors' to hospitalized kids", New Hampshire Union Leader. 2004-11-04. p. B1.

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