Shealeigh Voitl competes in 2005 for the Bartlett Park District's version of "American Idol" at the Bartlett Community Center.
Daily Herald File Photo 2005
In this 2007 file photo, Shealeigh Voitl, then 8, of Bartlett, performs "Born to Entertain" during the 5th annual talent show at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton.
Daily Herald File Photo 2007
Last year, Shealeigh Voitl, 13, of Barlett, sang the national anthem during the inauguration ceremony in the council chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center.
Daily Herald File Photo
Shealeigh Voitl won the singing competition at the DuPage County Fair when she was 9.
File photo courtesy of Voitl family
Singer-songwriter Shealeigh Voitl, 14, of Bartlett, was just named Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing" and released a new single, "Strangely Beautiful."
Photo courtesy of Radio Disney
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YouTube sensation Shealeigh, 14, of Bartlett, was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres and her career has skyrocketed ever since. She was just named Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing," and is releasing a new single, "Strangely Beautiful." "When I was on the 'Ellen' show, it hit me that this is genuinely what I want to do,” Shealeigh said.