Madison VanDenburg is a 17 year old singer/song-writer from Upstate New York. The highlight of her career occurred in March of 2019 when her audition for American Idol went viral on the internet and rendered Lionel Richie "speechless". Madison's rendition of "Speechless" by Dan and Shay shocked the judges and the world. Katy Perry compared her to Kelly Clarkson, and claimed she could be the winner of the season. Luke Bryan showed his goosebumps over Madison's voice during her audition. Even Dan and Shay tweeted that Madison is "a star".
Since returning from her third place finish on American Idol, the teen has hit the ground running when she came back home and shows no signs of slowing down. She won the American Idol Encore competition, and traveled to NYC to sing on the Live with Kelly and Ryan show. Kelly Ripa claimed that Madison "sounds even better in person" after listening to her cover of "Fallin" by Alicia Keys. Not only has Madison performed on national television, Madison has sung at many well-known venues. These include the Times Union Center in Albany, The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Upstate New York, and the Orpheum Theater in NYC. The teen has performed in front of millions watching from home and thousands in an arena in her hometown. She has performed with Dan and Shay, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and was coached by Adam Lambert, who called Madison "a force".
When returning for her hometown visit during her run on American Idol, Madison was awarded the Key to the City of Colonie, and her hometown recognizes May 14th as "Madison VanDenburg" day. Later on that month, Madison was awarded "Citizen of the Month". These are a few accomplishments that Madison has earned for her undeniable passion for music.
Madison started writing songs from a young age, and her first single, "Need A Little Heartbreak" is released on all major streaming platforms. Currently, she is recording a new single that is scheduled to be released in August, and has many more songs ready to be sent to the studio.
Lastly, Madison plays a mix of covers and original songs during her live shows. She loves performing on stage and knows how to command one. She is looking forward to playing venues across the nation, and is excited to share her gifts with her fans.