Katelyn Jae the winner of the first season of YOBI.tv and MySpace’s “Take the Stage” contest is the newest protégé of world-renowned music manager Johnny Wright of Pop Nation Entertainment. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester, Pennsylvania Katelyn Jae knew she was born to sing at the young age of three. With a new toy microphone in hand, her idea of a fun play-date as a youngster was spending hours making up dances and musicals to perform for her parents. When Katelyn entered sixth grade, an insightful choir teacher noticed her talent during a fall school concert performance of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” and suggested that her parents put Katelyn into vocal and piano lessons. It was then at age 11 her mother realized Katelyn had a gift. Katelyn studied with Vocal Coach Kelly Woolfrey and quickly learned that singing Christian and Broadway songs wasn’t the music she felt inside. So Katelyn made a deal with her vocal coach, if she learned and nailed the Italian Opera Song “Per La Gloria” she would be allowed sing “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. Katelyn nailed both songs and after seeing a small audience form to hear her sing, she knew she found her niche. Throughout high school and while attending college at West Chester University, Katelyn continued to perform and create music, placing in the top five singers in the 2008 International Model and Talent Association conference, representing the United States in the 2010/2011 Avon Voices International Talent Search and receiving radio play for her original song “Skills.” Upon winning the “Take the Stage” competition, Katelyn said, “I am so thankful and blessed to have had this opportunity, it has changed my life. I could not be happier, I am so excited and determined to work hard and continue this dream.” Katelyn has recorded and is set to release her debut EP album entitled, “Finally,” which she Executive Produced in partnership with Johnny Wright. She is currently working with Celebrity Vocal Coach to the stars Raab Stevenson, Mark Goff and the Artist Development Team at Pop Nation’s Florida Compound, in preparation for a Spring promotional tour and live performances on the Pop Nation Tour summer 2015.