You want big, brassy numbers? Loren's your girl. She killed with "My Heart Will Go On" at House of Blues, and she delivers the same powerful punch to "Note to God" by Charice on the Fillmore stage. The actress in her gets to shine, too, as she expresses the song's plentiful emotion.
Loren Sharice Lott, age 22 and a 2014 Mass Media Arts graduate from Clark Atlanta University, started singing before she could walk. Her current position as a contestant on American Idol XIV is the culmination of a lifetime of performing in singing, acting, and modeling roles at church, school, community events, community and professional theatres, television, commercials, and independent films.
Her first musical theatre role was at age 7 in a community production of “Annie,” in which she starred as Molly. A few years later, she began training at the San Diego Junior Theatre, where she starred in several musical theatre productions, including the Princess in My Emperor’s New Clothes and The Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical. Loren’s dream is to someday star in musical theatre on Broadway in her favorite role as Nala in The Lion King.
As a teenager, Loren played numerous musical theatre roles in community theatres in San Diego, including Common Ground Theatre’s Amahl and the Night Visitors (Ensemble), Black Nativity: O Come All Ye Faithful (Mary), and Christmas Is Comin’ Uptown (Trio). At the California Youth Conservatory (CYC) she starred in Once on This Island (Erzulie) and Ragtime (Sarah). As a young teen, she received Pat Launer’s Emerging Artist PATTE award. She also received a First Place Award as a high school student at the San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival for her performance of a Lady Macbeth monologue.
When she was in eleventh grade, Loren appeared in her first professional musical theatre role in the San Diego Repertory Theatre’s The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea (Ensemble). Then, as a college student in Atlanta, she has also starred in several Atlanta Area professional musical theatre productions, including Sweet Charity at the Aurora Theatre, Shrek (Fiona and Understudy for all female roles) at the Alliance Theatre, and Robin Givens’ traveling production Joy in the Morning (Bella the Angel). She was also a principal performer in the Clark Atlanta University Praise Dance Team has coached young students in theater arts, singing, and dance, frequently volunteering to give inspirational speeches to young girls.
Television and independent film roles have included “Fatal Attraction” for TV One, “The Game” (season 7) for BET, a promotional short called “Fixer Upper” for First Things First, a horror film Whispers On the Lake with Exposed Concepts Entertainment, a Christian film called Far From the Altar, a short entitled Quick Trip, and a Disney commercial.
Since 2011, Loren has received vocal training at Tara Simon Studios in Atlanta, with voice coaching and mentoring from Tara Simon; and has performed in numerous showcases in the continued development of her singing talent.