Cincinnati’s own American Idol Star

First of all, I know…weird topic for me to cover. But on the way in to work yesterday I heard a conversation, on the radio, about a certain American Idol contestant. I don’t watch the show, but found the contestant they aired particularly interesting since a) she is from Cincinnati, b) sung an original song that she wrote and, c) that original song was called “Nati.”

Check out Leneshe Young’s story and performance that blew the judges away. If Cincinnatians weren’t obsessed with reality shows enough, this will serve as a big reason to follow AI this year.

Leneshe Young Audition

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.