Local Singer Looks For Fame On Reality TV Show

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It has attracted thousands of hopefuls, but for singer Tasha Williams of Felts Mills, applying for "Kandi Factory" on the Bravo cable channel was something personal.

"I'm trying to save my house from tax foreclosure. And I've done everything. I've sold everything I have. I've done everything to try and save it," said Tasha.

She applied to be a contestant on the reality TV singing competition - a potential lifesaver.

Two contestants sing it out each week; the winner gets a song and video listed on iTunes and a new musical future.

Tasha was picked to be on this season.

It was a big step forward for a crowd favorite singing at bars and restaurants throughout the north country the last two decades.

In fact, she's such a fan favorite, radio station Froggy 97 has Tasha on as a frequent guest, building up to her debut on "Kandi Factory."

"I think the reason why people are liking Tasha is because she's likeable, she's real, she's the real deal. What you see is what you get," said James Pond, program director at Froggy 97.

Tasha taped her episode months ago, but can't say if she won until it airs in three weeks.

So what can she tell us?

Well, let's just say things got emotional.

"I cried through the whole show. I cried through the whole show. I cried when she played my song. The name of my song is called 'Rock Bottom,'" she said.

'Rock Bottom' - a song Tasha sang on the show all about her life before the contest.

Will it soon be a different tune?

We'll have to watch to find out.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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