“I loved the attention, the audiences, the applause,” remembers Anna Nardona, who was just 10 years old when she beat her opponent, an 11-year-old singer named Justin Randall.
Nardona now works at a preschool day-care center in Connecticut, while her Star Search competitor has since changed his name to Justin Timberlake, and joined a group called ‘N Sync.
Nardona was eventually knocked out of the competition by a cute 5-year-old, and she says that also knocked the wind out of her ambition to become a singing star.
“I was really embarrassed by it. And I lost it,” she said. “I didn’t lose my talent. I lost my interest. But I know deep down in my heart, I’m meant to sing.”
Via ABC News