Ayla Brown to Release Debut Album Next Month

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Ayla Brown
Season Five American Idol contestant Ayla Brown, 18, has signed a record deal and will have a CD set for release in October.

The Wrentham, Mass., native and soon-to-be Boston College freshman will release her first single from the album, called Forward, on September 14. Double Deal Records is producing the CD and single.

Serious fans may remember that for her audition song last season, Brown belted out the classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul overrode Simon Cowell by a 2-1 vote and sent her through to Hollywood.

During the Hollywood rounds, Ayla sang "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera, "I Want You To Need Me" by Celine Dion and the hit "Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield, before ultimately finishing in 13th place.

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