Here, she was surprised with the certified-gold-presentation disc of her debut album.
The judges were impressed by her vocals, and she made it through to the top 100 round.
In 2007, O'Neil was nominated for a as New Artist of the Year, alongside , , , and the latter, her Canadian Idol successor ; however, Swick took home the award.
At the time when she was competing in Canadian Idol, O'Neil was said to speak , but not fluently.
O'Neil attended Terry Fox Junior High School.
It was a role she played from 2015 to 2017, for three seasons of the show.