Tough road for American Idol star Kat Edmonson
22 July 2013 Last updated at 13:04 BST
Eleven years ago, during a series of American Idol, Simon Cowell compared Kat Edmonson to Doris Day, but that hasn't meant her path to stardom has been an easy one.
So she decided to do things on her own, releasing a debut album and asking her fans to help her with a second one. Kat joined BBC Breakfast to talk about how she raised the money to make her dream album.