Jamai vs. Sharane Calister: "Mercy"
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Resident: Des Moines, Iowa
Music has served as the only constant in Sharane's turbulent upbringing. At 10, Sharane was adopted by an older cousin while her twin sister was adopted by an outside family member. Sharane's adoptive mom was soon diagnosed with breast cancer - a battle she continues to fight today. The violin became an escape for Sharane during these difficult times. It wasn't until high school gospel choir that Sharane and her sister were finally reunited. After graduation, Sharane began traveling with bands that perform at weddings, corporate events and private parties all over the country.