She was the first girl eliminated on last season of Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
, a professional setback that could have stopped other hopefuls in their tracks.
, however, has chosen to move forward despite her experience on the show. As she mentioned in her BuddyTV Interview
, and referenced again on her MySpace page, she doesn't feel the way she was edited to appear on the show truly reflected her personality or abilities. On her MySpace page, she stated, “My voice was not shown and they made it look like I couldn't sing at all. Funny how while on the show I was told how well I sing, & how well I can both sing & dance at the same time w/out [losing] breath.”
She's moving forward with a music career, but in order to distance herself from that other Britney (Spears), and, just maybe, from the manufactured image presented on Pussycat Dolls Present
, she's decided to change her professional performing name.
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She states “When coming out as a new Pop artist, it would be stupid to use my first name. So we decided to go with my middle name....Danielle…Danielle Diiorio…or as my manager likes to call me, Dani D.”
Brittany – now Danielle – has a new ballad posted on her page, but promises to soon be adding some more up-tempo songs. She says, “Getting back in the studio has never felt so good!... I'm working with NEW producers, and NEW writers that STAY professional and MAKE THEM HITS.”
She is also continuing to work on her dance skills. She write, “FINALLY I am now really getting into the whole b.boy/girl world! I have been able to do some freezes for the longest, but now I'm finally in FULL-TRAINING to learn it all!!! I have a Session three X's a week! I'm really learning, trying to make it just as strong as all the other forms of dancing I do.”
Despite her experience on Pussycat Dolls Present
, Danielle seems determined to continue to try to find her place in the spotlight. She says, “I will set myself apart as the new must have in your music collection!...Performing is in my blood…I will have it NO OTHER WAY.”
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of CWTV)