By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Every kid thinks he or she can sing. But can they?
Young performers ages 13 to 18 can put their voices to the test in singing camps with "American Idol" star Amy Adams.
"There are some people for whom it's a start for them," Adams said Thursday on "First Look with Scott Cox." For others, she said, the camps are a chance for teens to fine-tune their skills.
But first, an audition is required. Those are taking place this Saturday; call 633-2302 for a reservation. Each person must prepare two songs a cappella. Adams, who is performing in Las Vegas, said she tries to find a place for everyone in the camps, but has to turn some people away.
The two camps take place from 9 a.m. to noon July 15 to 19 and Aug. 5 to 9 at Garden Pathways Downtown Education Center, 1130 17th St. Each camp is $175.
"If you think your kid has some talent you owe it to them to find out," simulcast host Scott Cox said.
Adams said she works with the students for a week, and then they get to show their parents what they learned in a performance.
"I'm intense," Adams said.
Said Adams: "We have amazing people who come out and work with these kids one-on-one."
Cox said sometimes people need to find out they're not good singers; Adams said a dad brought his daughter, not sure she was any good, and she really was.
The artist said, "These kids make what I do worthwhile."