Related Information for Kristy Starling After the first season of television's American Idol became a phenomenal success, a slew of imitators soon followed, including a talent search on NBC's Today Show. Competing as one of six finalists was Kristy Starling, a college student from Oklahoma City, and although she finished second, her impassioned performances impressed Grammy-winning producer David Foster. Shortly after the contest, Starling found herself signed to a major label and working with Foster on her debut albu.. read more