|Age (at audition)||25|
|Act||Singer and Guitarist|
|Position Reached||Vegas Round|
Growing up in a small town in Texas, Fallon Franklin held tight to her roots in folk music. Music was always around her. Her great grandfather, Major Franklin, was a world-class fiddle player and her grandfather, Royce Franklin, would take her to Texas swing festivals as a child. Fallon wrote her first song at the age of ten. When asked about being a self-taught guitarist, she laughs and states, “ I needed something to accompany my songs and vocals, plus when I was in school, all the guys thought that it was cool to be a chick and play guitar.”
Fallon graduated high school with more gigs under her belt than most people have in a lifetime. She would sing at any opportunity. Coffee shops, clubs, bar, private parties, restaurants and festivals filled her adolescent weeks. After moving away from home, she knew that she needed something bigger. Therefore, she moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and to find a career in the live music capital of the world. After about a year, she decided that she wanted to uproot herself from Texas and see why everyone talked about Nashville. So in 2001, she moved to Tennessee to start up a band. After a short year, she decided that the Nashville scene wasn’t her cup of tea. So, Fallon moved back to Austin, Texas where she currently lives.
Upon re-establishing herself in Texas, she joined forces with Blake Powers to form a band. Growing up together, they had molded their harmonics into that compared to James Taylor and Carly Simon and Simon and Garfunkel. Joined with Joey Campbell, an accomplished drummer, and grammy-award- winning Kevin Schneider, there was no turning back. They soon began touring Texas and packing houses with great numbers." 1
Fallon's audition in Episode 201 consisted of singing and playing guitar to "Who Will Save Your Soul". Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff all voted "Yes", sending Fallon to the Vegas Round.
Fallon was sorted into the "Music" category during the Vegas Round. Her performance in Episode 205 consisted of singing and playing guitar. She proceeded to the Top 35 shortlist, but was not sent through to the Semifinals, eliminating her from the competition in Episode 206.