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DeAndre "Kamele" Brackensick

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Published on Jul 21, 2010

Please support Dre on both of these pages:
Official American Idol Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrackensickAI11
Official American Idol Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BrackensickAI11
*American Idol allows him to interact with his fans while on the show. :-)
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Aloha!!! Mahalo ( Thank you ) - for watching my video of the handsome, gifted, and lovable Kamele. I have been a fan of his for a long time and happy that you are becoming one too!! The Sky's the limit for him!! Please support him as he takes on another round of American Idol Season 11. ((( read more below )))
Mahalo!! xoxo, Tongs
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Heart Kamele - The Boy with the Golden Voice. :-)

A typical gathering in a Hawaiian household - ono grindz and Kanikapila 'till the wee early hours of the morning. haha ooxxooXoXXx
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** I took down most of the annotations and decided to move them here. Didn't want to distract you from listening to his lovely voice!

Self-taught Ukulele at the age of 8.

Self-taught the Hawaiian language at 10 yrs old

He's Hapa: Black and White but his heart is 100% Hawaiian
By listening to Genoa Keawe, Kamele, taught himself how to sing falsetto. Thus he was able to sing older Hawaiian songs such as the one he is singing in this video.

His first-ever live performance was in 2005 for San Francisco's Aloha Festival where he both sang and played the ukulele to a crowd of 40,000 people. For someone who was just doing what he loved with no professional training, he was a crowd favorite. Though, he was too nervous to even notice. Believe it or not, he's very shy.

Some of Kamele's musical inspirations are: Mo-town, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Maxwell, Old Traditional Hawaiian Music.

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