Vanessa Jean Dedmon
Vanessa Jean Dedmon (born 28 April 1987 in Braunfels, Hesse to Russell and Waltraud Dedmon) was a semifinalist on Germany's third season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (the German Version of Pop Idol) being voted out by the audience in the Top 3 Show. Dedmon was one of the favourites of the jury.
As of March 2006, she was going out with former co-competitor Mike Leon Grosch. However as of June 2006, they have broken up. She has 2 older siblings, a brother named Delanzo and a sister named Latascha. Vanessa and Latascha live with their parents in Germany while Delanzo is stationed in Texas as a member of the United States Army. Also a niece named Cheryl and a nephew named Delanzo Jr.
In October 2006, her first single "Sonnenschein", a duet with German Hip Hop band Rapsoul, entered the German single charts at #17.
- Top 20 Show: There You'll Be (Faith Hill)
- Top 14 Show: Living To Love You (Sarah Connor)
- Top 10 Show: Run To You (Whitney Houston)
- Top 9 Show: Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
- Top 8 Show: Knockin' On Heavens Door (Bob Dylan)
- Top 7 Show: Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland)
- Top 6 Show: Hero (Mariah Carey)
- Top 5 Show: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston) / Without You (Mariah Carey)
- Top 4 Show: Get Here (Oleta Adams) / Fallin' (Alicia Keys)
- Top 3 Show: Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) / I Turn to You (Christina Aguilera) / Für Dich (Yvonne Catterfeld)
- 2006: Sonnenschein (duet with Rapsoul)
- Absolute (Mike Leon Grosch):
- "We've Got Tonight" (Mike Leon Grosch & Vanessa Jean Dedmon) (2006)
- Unbeschreiblich (Rapsoul):
- "Sonnenschein" (Rapsoul feat. Vanessa Jean Dedmon) (2006)
- Love Songs (DSDS-Finalists Compilation album):
- "2 Become 1" (Vanessa Jean Dedmon, Anna-Maria Zimmerman, Lena Hanenberg, Carolina Escolano & Dana Semcova)
- Von N. Pohl (21 January 2007). "Schon wieder Pech in der Liebe". Bild (in German). Retrieved 30 November 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Was macht eigentlich ... Vanessa Jean Dedmon?". Stern (in German). 7 January 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>