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Mesa Singer/American Idol Contestant Brooke White to Stream Performance on Facebook

Brooke White, the 5th place finisher on Season 7 of American Idol, will be hosting a unique live performance with the help of social networking site Facebook today at 5 PM PST. The event, dubbed "Facebrooke," will showcase songs from the singer's debut, post-Idol album High Hopes & Heartbreak -- due out July 21st on June Baby Records. 

Fans that log onto Brooke's Facebook page today at 5 PM will be treated to a special three-song live performance during which Brooke will give a sneak preview of the new album, including lead single "Radio Radio." Brooke recently shot a video for the song, which iTunes will premiere exclusively on July 14.

High Hopes & Heartbreak sees Brooke channeling some idols of her own -- Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Elton John. The result, as told to me by an e-mail press release, is "a stunning collection of songs brimming with warm, indelible melodies and hooks that stick after a single listen." White's album will also be the first time that Idol judge Randy Jackson works with an Idol alumni, as he will be executive producing High Hopes & Heartbreak. Jackson is also co-managing White with Carl Stubner, head of Sanctuary Artist Management. The same press release also divulges that June Baby Records, Brooke's label, is a brand new indie label (since American Idol is the epitome of anything "indie") formed by White, Jackson and Stubner.

Things seem to certainly be looking up for Brooke White post-Idol. We will just have to wait for her album to drop on July 21 and see how America will like it. I'm sure White's biggest fan -- Carly Simon -- will no doubt enjoy her offering. It's always nice to see The Valley represent well on American Idol, especially once the show wraps up and the respective artist is left to start a career of their own. Brooke White, like Jordin Sparks before her, is well on her way to showing America just how much vocal talent resides in The Valley of the Sun.

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Michael Lopez