Meet the Judges

Vincenza Bartolillo – Dancer

Vincenza first started dancing when she was just three years old, and she hasn’t stopped since. She started competitive dance in the seventh grade, where she competed on Long Island and in New Jersey. She attended numerous dance conventions, and has even participated in a workshop at Radio City Music Hall with New York City’s very own Rockettes. Vincenza was involved in the dance team at my high school, as well as participating in her schools dance show “blue and gold” for all four years. Vincenza joined the Stony Brook University Dance Team in her freshman year, and has made the team every year since (she is a Junior). The SBU dancer team competes every year at Disney in Orlando, Florida, and are currently the 7th team in the nation for pom and jazz in the Division 1 category. Dance has played a huge part in Vincenza’s life, and has helped shape her into the person she is today! 

 


Johnny D – Artist Management & Development

Johnny D has been involved in the discovery and development of singers since the 90’s. His first discovery was signed by Clive Davis’s Arista Records and went onto become a multi platinum recording artist, Marty Cintron of the group No Mercy. His second discovery was Melissa Kiesecker from Coram who was signed by a Nashville label. His friends on the label side of the industry reads like a Whose Who of executives and producers. He currently looks for talent for major TV shows and has had two of his recent submissions make it to the finals on two of the 3 shows he submits for (DaNica Shirey on The Voice and Sal Valentinetti on Americas Got Talent). Johnny D is always on the look out for the next big singing sensation! He is also the founder of SFAC “Singers for a Cause”.

 


Pamela Lee – Singer Entertainer

Pamella Lee is one of the areas hardest working and most sought after singer entertainer’s in the tri-state area. Singing and performing with her mother since she’s eight years old, Pam is one of the most experienced in the business. In addition to performing about 150 gigs a year she also works with singers in the development of their technique and song selections. Pamella Lee’s vocal coach is none other than world renowned Don Lawrence coach to such stars as Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Mick Jagger! In addition to her gigs she host her own open mic every Wednesday featuring literally dozens of singers each night. Haven’t been featured on the cover of Newsday’s entertainment section cause of having one of the longest running shows on Long Island each Friday night at the Glen Cove Mansion for 7 years, Pamella Lee has a deep understanding of the industry from a singers point of view.

 


Tracie Lombardo – Singer/Song Writer/Vocal Coach

At a very young age Tracie realized her passion for music.  She began singing in her church choir, and taking piano lessons. Throughout her pre-college schooling she had roles in many musicals and sang in her high school chorus and chorale. She also studied clarinet and played in her high schools marching band. At fourteen, Tracie began to study under opera singer Mrs. Florence Hardgrove, who sang on a national radio show (along with Beverly Sills), started her own local opera company and sang in the famous New York opera houses. In her senior year of High School, Tracie was accepted into the Long Island High School for the Arts, where she furthered her musical education. After high school, Tracie studied singing at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, as a professional music major. Throughout her time at Berklee she performed in several bands in school, as well as a wedding band outside of school. She also sang background vocals for many concerts and performances in the Boston music scene. During this time, Tracie also had the privilege to learn from many important figures in the music industry such as Alonzo Iamjuszo Harris (Zo Harris) (http://www.alonzoharrismusic.com ), Lalah Hathaway (http://www.lalahhathaway.com ), Latin Pop Sensation Luis Enrique (http://www.luisenriquemusic.com), and last but not least Multi- Grammy nominated artist Patrice Rushen (http://www.patricerushen.com/Bio/index.html).