Madison West senior nearly wins reality show

Gayle Worland:

Madison West High School senior Tierney Chamberlain nearly made it to the top of the class Monday night in the ABC reality TV series “High School Musical: Get in the Picture.”
Chamberlain, 17, was runner-up to first-place winner Stan Carrizosa of Visalia, Calif., in the show, a prime-time spinoff to Disney’s phenomenally successful “High School Musical” film series. The TV finale was taped late this summer in Los Angeles; Chamberlain watched it at home in Madison with her family and a few friends, she said after the broadcast.
In her first solo performance on Monday’s show, Chamberlain, wearing a red full-length dress, sang a jazzy rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” — a performance she was happy with, she told show host Nick Lachey after the song.
“I think I made my mom cry,” she said, as cameras briefly cut away to shots of her family in the audience.