Recently we told you about talented music alumna Aly Jados trying to get on the Road to Hollywood on the latest season of American Idol.
Also in the ranks of Western alumnae setting their sites on pop stardom? Michaela Wright, who graduated with bachelor’s (2003) and master’s (2005) degrees in communication from WIU. According to one news article, tour producer Simon Ellis—who has worked with Britney Spears—calls her the “real deal.”
Originally from Scotland, Wright was a member of the swim team while at WIU, and was also inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honorary society her freshman year. Since graduating from Western, Wright has been working hard to make a name for herself in pop music, which you can read about in an article from an online UK newspaper
. And according to her Twitter feed
, the swimmer-turned-singer is currently working with producers in the studio in London.
Check out some of her music on Michael’s MySpace page at or follow her on Twitter. In the meantime, we here at WIU hope she hits the big time—and, of course, comes back to perform at her alma mater!