- Given name is Vered, which means "rose" in Hebrew; nicknamed Didi by her sister.
- Began singing in school musicals and at church, and also performed the national anthem at public functions.
- While still in high school, decided to move into an apartment on her own and take a job as a waitress.
- Graduated from West High School a year early.
- Dedicated her performance on Season 9 of American Idol to college friend Rebecca Joy Lear, who died in an automobile accident in 2005.
- Mary Benami — Mother
- Attended Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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