Vanessa Jean Dedmon

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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[1][2] (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.[citation needed]

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.

Idol Performances



  • 2006: Sonnenschein (duet with Rapsoul)

Album appearances

  • Absolute (Mike Leon Grosch):
  • Unbeschreiblich (Rapsoul):
    • "Sonnenschein" (Rapsoul feat. Vanessa Jean Dedmon) (2006)
  • Love Songs (DSDS-Finalists Compilation album):
    • "Hero"
    • "2 Become 1" (Vanessa Jean Dedmon, Anna-Maria Zimmerman, Lena Hanenberg, Carolina Escolano & Dana Semcova)


  1. 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>
  2. "Was macht eigentlich ... Vanessa Jean Dedmon?". Stern (in German). 7 January 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>