Local teen to bring Nashville voice to Nov. 17 event
She brings something to the stage that is indescribable. It's like magic. She has a good pitch and works to be the best. She is young and dedicated.
Who might this young girl be that is making her dream of singing come true? It is Eudora High School senior Kim Scherman.
Scherman started her singing career about 10 years ago. She joined a children's choir group at her church and from that moment, Karen Boyer, her vocal coach, knew she had talent.
Boyer started by teaching Scherman stage performance. She would practice with a microphone, like she was singing for a concert that had sold out. Her early training prepared her for her first real performance, where she sang the National Anthem in Wellsville.
Scherman didn't stop there. At the local Eudora talent show, Scherman, only 11 at the time, performed "Independence Day" originally performed by Martina McBride. Following that, Scherman made an appearance in Charleston, S.C., to compete in an Americana Modeling and Talent competition. Scherman, only 13, competed in an age group of 13- to 17-year-olds. Out of 750 contestants, she won first place in teen pop and country.
During the same year, Scherman went to Nashville, Tenn., where she made a CD of two songs and an "in the studio" music video. She made three appearances in Tennessee. One appearance was at the country bar, "Tootsie's." Because she was underage, she said she had a bit of trouble getting in the door. Finally, with much convincing at the door from Boyer, Scherman got in and wowed the audience with her performance of "Independence Day."
Being such a hit the first time and being remembered by many the second time, Scherman is trying to make a lasting third impression. She will perform at a "Prettiest in Pink" benefit concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the new community center.
Eudora High School graduate Paul Chaffin and the band Storebought, featuring several EHS students, also will perform.
Scherman also will have promotional T-shirts, slingbags and a packet including her CD, headshots and her music video.
With everything Scherman has accomplished, she said she isn't stopping there. As more performances come along and she works in the studio, she said she hopes to accomplish her dream and be someone who makes a lasting mark in the world of singing.