Release Date: Spring 2014
How many times do you have to fail before you give up? Is it two? Or maybe four? For Jeremy Rosado, giving up is not an option as evidenced by his extraordinary perseverance in becoming an American Idol finalist. And this passion and drive has also led Jeremy to sign with AIC Records, record his first full album with the Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer, Aaron Rice, and becoming the national spokesperson for Project Hope. Not bad for a guy from Valrico, FL who always hung on to his dreams and believed in God’s plan for him.
Jeremy has been spending the last few months in Nashville, TN recording his new project for AIC Records, No Ordinary Moments that will be released nationwide in spring 2014. One of the songs on the album, Hope for Tomorrow, has now become an anthem for Project Hope and their relief efforts in the Philippines following the devastating typhoon that struck the area this past fall.
Jeremy had told AIC Records President, Mike Buckley, he would like to become involved with Project Hope’s relief efforts for the Filipinos, as they have been so supportive of him as an artist during his American Idol days and now moving forward with his new album. Buckley contacted the charity and sent them a copy of Hope for Tomorrow, which led to Jeremy becoming a celebrity spokesperson for Project Hope’s involvement in the Philippines. The song became available for purchase online on January 14 and a portion of every dollar will be donated by AIC Records to the relief effort.
“I don’t forget the people who supported me through my journey of American Idol,” said Rosado. “Their encouragement gave me strength and got me to where I am today. They gave me a brighter future, and I want to do the same for them.”
The same perseverance shown by the Filipino community is also shared by Jeremy, which definitely led to the strong ties between them during Jeremy’s American Idol days. Jeremy was rejected as a contestant four times by the show’s producers. He would have had a valid excuse to stop then, especially since the next audition was over 400 miles away. After all, he was trying to work his way through his sophomore year of college. He had enough other things to focus on. His friends and family were supportive of his dream, but even they were starting to tell him to give up. He agonized over the thoughts, “Should I just stop?”
But Jeremyʼs focus wasnʼt on the work he had to do for himself. His focus was on what God had planned for him. God has always been the biggest part of his life, and he had been sharing himself as the worship director at Life Changing International Ministry in his Florida hometown. His experiences there had helped him to be confident in what God’s plan was. He knew that he had been given a platform to help change the lives of others.
He couldn’t give up.
He took that long road trip. And in that fifth season among over 121,000 auditions across the country, Jeremy Rosado made it. His hard work, dedication, and faith paid off. He landed as a finalist after he was hand-selected by Jennifer Lopez as her wild card pick. Now, Jeremy is using his platform to help people know that God is in control and that He will do more than we could ever imagine if we can just trust in Him.
“My family and hometown were my rock throughout the competition. My family always supported my singing career, but seeing the entire town coming together and supporting me was a blessing,” says Rosado. “I really do see the entire world as one family, and family helps each other when times are tough. I now have the platform and ability to help my family on a large-scale. Why would I pass up that opportunity?”
Jeremy’s album, No Ordinary Moments will be upbeat and provide the positive message to help us stay strong in seeking God’s plan for us. The musical styles will keep us energized and help us see the world around us in a different way. Jeremy wears a verse on his bracelet that reminds him of the message that he hopes we can all come to know:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
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