She remembers watching the movie over and over as she practiced belting out the song along with the film.
She has recorded in the dance and pop genres, and has targeted the adult contemporary radio format.
Locke gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol television series in which she placed third.
"I used to listen to them over and over and memorize the songs," Locke recalls.
Her favorite song was Judy Garland's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from .
“We’re very respectful of one another’s space,” Kimberley said of Harvey.
Both Kimberley and Harvey are busy with their own projects, including a music and fitness cruise venture together, and the former “Idol” contestant said their busy schedules help their relationship.
She began eating a balanced diet and started exercising regularly.
Kimberley Locke signed up for “Celebrity Fit Club,” a boot camp-style show in which celebrities are coached on their way to weight loss with healthy eating habits and exercise. By the end of the show, Locke had successfully dropped down to a healthier 149 pounds.
Former “American Idol” Season 2 contestant Kimberley Locke and runner-up Clay Aiken may have been close friends, even roommates at one time, but now their friendship is on the skids according to Kimberley.
“Clay and I aren’t really friends anymore,” Kimberley told Laura “Dish Of Salt” Saltman Tuesday at a rehearsal for the 2008 “American Idol Holiday Tour.” “We lived together, but some things transpired and, you know, we’re just — I don’t really talk to Clay anymore,” she continued. Roommates, boyfriends, girlfriends.” Though she’s had problems living with people in the past, Kimberley said her boyfriend, “Celebrity Fit Club” fitness coach Harvey Walden, who she met while on the VH1 series, is a much better match than her former roomies.
Her father, Donald, was a truck driver, and her mother, Christine, worked at a distribution center for the Gap.