Ally Brooke & Sasha Farber - DWTS 28 Sept 14, 2019 9:03:35 GMT
Post by MFWalkoff on Sept 14, 2019 9:03:35 GMT
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For as long as she can remember, Ally Brooke has been on a path to self-discovery. And now, with the singer having endured her share of detours, obstacles and unexpected challenges along the way, she's finally tapped into her most honest and sincere spirit. After breaking out as a member of the multiplatinum pop group Fifth Harmony, she signed with Atlantic Records in 2018 and is now preparing to release her solo debut album. Following years ceding her individual creative spirit to a group's collective mission, Brooke says she's nothing short of ecstatic to at last paint her own portrait: a rich tapestry decorated with history, culture, passion and commitment.
For a lifelong singer like Brooke, who by age 12 was already shuttling between her native San Antonio and Los Angeles to write and record music with some of the industry's key players, arriving at this moment feels nothing short of a dream fulfilled. Many first met her as a solo contestant on The X Factor, and then as a member of the assembled group Fifth Harmony; but now, central to Brooke's palpable excitement about planting her own artistic flag is wielding artistic control over her future and, more specifically, shaping her signature sound. To that end, the singer spent an intense last year in the studio with some of the music world's top songwriters and producers, together working tirelessly until she landed on a specific sound and style that moved her.
Raised in an intensely passionate and proud Latin community, Brooke gravitated early to mariachi music and Tejano artists like Selena Quintanilla, as well as more mainstream Latin pop stars including Gloria Estefan and Jennifer Lopez. First finding her voice when singing in church, Brooke's knack for her craft quickly transformed into something more resembling a life's true love and central passion.
Further adding to Brooke's excitement is the knowledge that she's finally poised to emerge front and center and deliver the full-scale monumental live show she's long admired.
Born in Russia, Sasha Farber started dancing at age 13 in his new homeland, Australia. By 17, he had won the Australian Latin Championships twice and represented Australia at the World Latin Championships. Farber joined the Dancing with the Stars Troupe in season 13 and danced with Snooki in season 17. He most recently danced with Terra Jolé, Simone Biles, and Tonya Harding.
Farber was a featured dancer in the Broadway and West End production of Burn the Floor.
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