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THE IRISH SENSATION
Carly was born on September 12, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. She moved to the United States with her father at age 13 to pursue a career in music, and was signed to MCA Records. She released her debut album, Ultimate High, in 2001 under her maiden name, Carly Hennessy.
Carly would go on to audition for the fifth season of American Idol. She made it to the Hollywood round, but because of complications with her visa she was disqualified. Two years later she auditioned again, and made it all the way to the Top 6. After the show's finale, Carly completed the American Idols LIVE! tour with her fellow Top 10 contestants, which made over 50 stops nationwide.
After the Idol tour Carly hit the studio to work on a new solo demo, but not long after she decided to take her musical career in a different direction. Carly announced in mid-2009 that she had become the lead singer of We Are The Fallen, a band comprised of herself and former members of Grammy-winning rock group Evanescence. Their debut album, Tear the World Down, was released in May 2010. Carly is currently performing with Cirque du Soleil while We Are The Fallen prepares to record a second album.
Carly lives in San Diego, California with her husband, Todd Smithson, who owns and manages a tattoo shop called Nothing Sacred.
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