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The ENC’s Ashlee Altise to perform at The World Famous Apollo Theater on May 3

04/27/2017 at 11:41 | Posted by keithcombs
Posted by Keith Combs Wilson, NC born Ashlee Altise made headlines and put Eastern North Carolina on notice back in 2012. The R&B singer made an appearance on American Idol during the shows 11th season. She wowed the judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, but it was not just her voice that sent her to Hollywood, it was dance she came up with called the "Joy Hop". That dance and her singing talent had all three judges say yes your going to Hollywood. Although she was not chosen to make it to the final 24, she put Kinston and the ENC on the map and made us all proud.  The Joy Hop was a top five twitter trending topic and many celebrities were twitting about it and doing the dance. Currently Ashlee Altise resides in Grifton. She has been touring all over the country and has been doing shows and opening up for A list stars like R Kelly.  Over the past few years she has opened up for K. Michelle in Greenville, Avant in Kinston, and performed at The ENC Music fest at the Pitt County Fairgrounds last summer. Now Ashlee Altise is set to perform at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on May 3rd.  She will be apart of the Amateur night competition show. Amateur night is known for its tough audience who votes for the performers to see who wins the grand prize. Plenty of famous people got their start with Amateur night at the Apollo. Could Ashlee Altise be the next one?