Locals may know Darian Mahaney as the effervescent frontwoman of Bend-based reggae band 2nd Hand Soldiers. But as of last night, she can officially add “made it to Hollywood on ‘American Idol'” to her resume.
Last night’s episode of the planet’s biggest TV show featured auditions in Portland, and while I don’t think Mahaney’s performance for judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson aired, I did catch a glimpse of her in the montage of people sent through to the show’s next round. Today, a video detailing Mahaney’s “Road to Hollywood” is on the “Idol” website. Click here to watch it, or if the crazy long embed code actually worked, watch it below.
I’ll get in touch with Mahaney soon, so look for more on this story in the very near future … especially if she survives the grueling Hollywood auditions!