Rising star Hayley Orrantia brings her Strong, Sweet and Southern tour to St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake on May 11. Also appearing will be special guest Brennly Brown. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are free but are required for admission. Tickets are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. Seating is limited. Only 21+ admitted.
Hayley Orrantia is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs.” She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of “The X Factor.”
Orrantia began singing at the age of nine and began professionally training at the age of 12. She wrote her first song at 13 and by age 14 had recorded her first EP of cover songs. That same year, she began writing with songwriter Jamie Houston who at the time was best known for writing hits for the three of the Disney “High School Musical” movies. Orrantia recorded the vocals to Houston’s “Magic of a Friend” which was on Disney’s “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure” soundtrack in 2010. Later that year, Orrantia sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney’s “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” soundtrack and background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney’s “Hannah Montana Forever” soundtrack.
In the summer of 2011, Orrantia auditioned for the the first season of “The X Factor.” Orrantia was selected from a YouTube video submission and received four “yes” votes from the judges during the live audition phase in Seattle, Washington. Although she originally auditioned as a solo artist, during “Hollywood Week,” she and three other female singers were put into a group for the rest of the auditions. They were eliminated during the fifth week in the live shows.
Since 2013, Orrantia has played Erica Goldberg on the the ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs.” After casting Orrantia and learning of her singing talent, series creator Adam F. Goldberg has written several episodes where Erica sings and plans to continue to highlight her singing talent in future episodes.
In 2015, Orrantia filmed the movie “God’s Not Dead 2,” released on April 1, 2016.
In 2017, she released a new single called “Strong, Sweet and Southern,” which she made a music video for. It has had over half a million views on YouTube.