McPhee Was Persuaded By Nowhusband Nick Cokas And Her Parents To Try

Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee


Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, model, and television personality. Born in Los Angeles, California, McPhee moved with her family to Sherman Oaks at age 12. Her mother, Patricia Burch McPhee (stage name Peisha Arten), a vocal coach and accomplished cabaret singer, recognized her daughter’s musical talent and decided to train her. She left college on the advice of her manager and returned to Los Angeles to try out for television pilots. McPhee was persuaded by now-husband Nick Cokas and her parents to try out for the television series competition, American Idol. After the first round of Hollywood week, she sang “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” by Dionne Warwick which earned favorable comments from the judges. During the second round, she performed in a group, singing “I Can’t Help Myself” by The Four Tops, forgetting the words, but the judges decided to advance the entire group.