New York Film Academy (NYFA) Musical Theatre Alum Daniel Carrasquillo made it to Hollywood Week on hit reality competition show American Idol. The show finds the country’s best singers, narrowing the pool from thousands and thousands of auditions until only one performer remains.
Carrasquillo repeatedly advanced to each successive round for the first several episodes of the season, before finally getting cut at the Top 40. This included beating out competitors in the Group Rounds and the infamous individual auditions, where aspiring performers wait for hours in line to be personally judged by a celebrity panel.
This season’s panel included Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and pop star Katy Perry. The show has been hosted since its first season in 2002 by Ryan Seacrest. After performing for the esteemed judges, Carrasquillo was given the show’s iconic Golden Ticket and flown to Hollywood for the next round.
While he didn’t have a chance to compete in the later stages of the competition, Carrasquillo was very optimistic about the event and happy for the opportunity to show off his talents on multiple episodes of the incredibly popular television show.
Carrasquillo enrolled at the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy (PCMT at NYFA) in Fall 2015, where he honed his skills in acting, singing, and dancing from a professional faculty of veteran Broadway, off-Broadway, film, and television performers.
New York Film Academy congratulates PCMT at NYFA alum Daniel Carrasquillo on his Golden Ticket and wishes him the best of success as he continues to perform.