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VH1 Road To Fame

Alexis AargontIn the wake of the premiere of the Tonos and VH1 Road To Fame, Los Angeles-based vocalist Alexis Aargont has gone from local singer to full-fledged diva, having graced the VH1 airwaves on her own road to fame.

After winning a Tonos Challenge, Alexis had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to kick her career into high gear with the help of Tonos and its Hitmakers - including the likes of Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Diane Warren, Rodney Jerkins and Toni Braxton.

"I'm really excited. I'm finally starting to realize that this is all really happening to me," Alexis said just days before the show aired. "I can't believe that in a few days I'm going to be on TV and the whole world will see me! My mom can't believe it either," the singer laughed.

As viewers of Road To Fame will already know, the show followed Alexis in a songwriting rundown with Sager and Warren, recording with Babyface and Jerkins, and taking vocal pointers from Braxton.

"The highlight of this experience, for me, was being surrounded by so many incredibly talented people. Kenny, David, Carole, Diane, Rodney and Toni were amazing. And being with them was very comfortable. They treated me like an equal," Alexis went on to say.

In addition to starring in a music video for her recording of "It's All A Shame," written by fellow Tonos Challenge winners Ernest Enoch and Anthony Green, Alexis had the chance to meet with representatives of Capitol Records in pursuit of the always-elusive major label record deal. As for the airing of the show, a second meeting with the label was pending.

"I'm not nervous at all," Alexis said of her upcoming second round with Capitol. "Having Carole, Kenny and David behind me has really helped my confidence. The people at Capitol will get to see the show and get to see how I come off on TV. I hope that they'll like the show, and if it's the place for me, they'll sign me."

In the meantime, Alexis continues to work her day job at her mother's insurance agency, while taking Salsa and hip-hop dance lessons at night.

"I really want to thank everyone at Tonos and [Road To Fame producers] Norton/Connolly Productions for giving me this unbelievable experience," Alexis concludes. "It's really been an amazing journey."

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