Leah LaBelle (born Leah LaBelle Vladowski on 8 September 1986) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. LaBelle was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Bulgarian immigrants. Her father, Troshan Vladowski, was a member of the Bulgarian rock band The Silver Bracelets. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where she graduated from Garfield High School in 2005. She has applied to the Berklee School of Music and hopes to attend there starting in January 2006.