Samantha Shoffner
Singer (Joseph Lane Middle School, Roseburg)
“It’s Only a Paper Moon” by Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, “Yip” Harburg
Season 7, Episode 2

My name is Samantha Shoffner and I’m a middle school student in Roseburg, Oregon. I got my inspiration to sing when I was a little girl, traveling on road trips to California with my dad. We would sing the songs on the radio and I would memorize all of my favorites.¬†One of my first major accomplishments was winning first place in the county fair talent show and going on to compete in the state fair. The¬†hardest part about perfecting my talent is finding time to practice every day. In the future I want to write and perform my own music. Maybe I will get an opportunity to perform on a show like American Idol or X Factor. Other than music, my interests include hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.