Hayley Jensen

Hayley Jensen

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Name = Hayley Jensen
Background = solo_singer
Birth name = Hayley Thomas
Born = birth date and age|1983|1|7
Origin = Australia
Genre = Piano pop, Roots Music, Folk, Pop
Occupation = Singer-songwriter
Label = White Dove Music
URL = [http://www.hayleyjensen.com.au/ www.hayleyjensen.com.au]

Hayley Jensen (née Thomas) (born January 7, 1983) is an Australian singer who became well known after appearing on the second season (2004) of television show "Australian Idol", on Network Ten. She was the fourth finalist, leaving the show on November 1.

Biography

Jensen was born in Albury, New South Wales,Citation
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Australian Idol

After being turned back from her first audition for "Australian Idol" in her hometown of Canberra, she travelled to Sydney to try again. This time she got her chance to perform in the first round of "Australian Idol" in Sydney. Since placing 4th in the series, she has released her debut album and promoted it playing live around Australia and the Middle East.Fact|date=July 2008

Post Idol Activities

In September 2006 Jensen independently released her first single, the Alive EP, which debuted at #20 on the
ARIA Charts and #2 on the AIR Charts where it sustained a Top 15 position for 7 consecutive weeks. Fact|date=July 2008 Her self-funded and self-penned debut album, "Note to Self" was released under her own newly-formed record label, White Dove Music. She has promoted it playing live around Australia and the Middle East.Fact|date=July 2008

Jensen has provided support for Jenny Morris, Michael Spiby and Christine Anu.Fact|date=July 2008 She also visited Iraq in 2005 joining Angry Anderson, Beccy Cole, Bessie Bardot and former Vietnam-era performer “Little Pattie” in the fourth "Tour de Force" concert tour for Australia’s troops based in the Middle East.Fact|date=July 2008

The music video for Jensen's next single "Waste Away", has been completed.

Discography

EP/Singles

* "Alive" - August 2006 - #68 Australia (#2 A.I.R., #20 Australian Singles)
* "Stronger" - 16 June 2007 (#11 A.I.R) - #DNC ARIA Top 100

Albums

* "Note to Self" (16th September 2007) -#DNC ARIA Albums Top 100

Others

* "Australian Idol 2 Top 10: The Final 10" (2004) - #20 Australia.

References

External links

* [http://www.hayleyjensen.com.au/ Official Website]


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