Audrey de Montigny realizes she needs to work on her English if she hopes to break big outside French Canada. So twice weekly for the last few months, the 18-year-old from Ste-Julienne, Que., has met with a tutor. She still giggles through her Englishlanguage interviews, but she’s come a long way since first taking the Canadian Idol stage last summer. “The classes have been going very well,” says de Montigny, “but my biggest problem is that I’m very shy.”
De Montigny, whose debut CD is out this week, says she’s shy, others say sexy
That’s certainly not the case when you hand her a mike. De Montigny’s the first finalist—after Idol winner Ryan Malcolm— to release a CD. (Her self-titled debut, which features three English tracks, hits stores on April 27.) In fact, the ink was barely dry on Malcolm’s contract when BMG Canada snapped up de Montigny—who’d turned heads with her polished vocals and good looks. Does the constant focus on her appearance bother her? “I don’t mind,” she says. “I want careers in music and modelling. I like being in front of the camera.” JOHN INTINI
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