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Kimberley Locke: A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Broadway Sings for Pride

Kimberley Locke is an American singer-songwriter and television personality. She has recorded in the dance and pop genres, and has targeted the adult contemporary radio format. She was the co-host of the daytime talk show "Dr. and the Diva".

Locke gained fame with her participation in Season 2 of the television series "American Idol", in which she placed third. She went on to sign a record deal with Curb Records on September 6, 2003. Her debut album, "One Love", was released May 4, 2004. Debut single "8th World Wonder" reached the top half of the Billboard Hot 100 and was successful on other charts, and entered the United Kingdom charts. In 2007, she garnered media attention for her participation in "Celebrity Fit Club".

On June 20, 2016, Broadway Sings for Pride premiered its 6th anniversary benefit concert "Ovation" in New York City, at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. This milestone event was filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests, and more. The show honored Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-winning, non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities, to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and support these young people, so that they may reach their full potential.

Locke performed the song "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" during the benefit concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. It is a song written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston for Disney's film "Cinderella" (1950). In the song, Cinderella (voiced by Ilene Woods) encourages her animal friends to never stop dreaming, and that theme continues throughout the entire story. This song was also performed by Lily James for the soundtrack of the live-action version of "Cinderella" in 2015. In April 2020, Demi Lovato and Michael Bublé performed the song for "The Disney Family Singalong" on ABC.


  • Videographer: Shefik

Last Updated: April 30, 2023

About Shefik

Celebrating over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, and MTV World. He currently serves as a Technical Lead at NBCUniversal. His work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on over 20 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally distributed video series of the same name via Prime Video and other notable outlets.

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