Amanda (born Amanda Louisa Kretz Lameche on March 24, 1985 in the French Alps in France) was a teen pop singer from the 2000s. She is the older sister of Anais Lameche (who was a member of the girl group Play).
After her family relocated to Täby, Sweden, Amanda became involved in music & began taking dance lessons when she was 6 years old. She starred in the musical “The Sound of Music” and later started performing in public.
Amanda later appeared on a Swedish television show called “Little Stars” where she won a talent competition.
Later on, Andres Bagge (who is the husband of Laila Bagge, Play’s manager) heard Amanda singing and signed her to his production company, Murlyn Music. She recorded a demo which led her to be signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records label.
In 2000, Amanda appeared on the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon movie “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” with the track “You Don’t Stand a Chance.”
A year later, she released her debut (and only) album “Everybody Doesn’t.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted at all.
The title song peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100, #29 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart & #30 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart in 2001. In the summer of that same year, Amanda was the opening act for O-Town & *NSYNC.
There were plans for a follow-up single “Can’t Stop My Love” to be released, but due to low album sales, those plans was cancelled & Amanda was dropped from Maverick Records.
After that, Amanda became involved with girl group Play (even co-writing their song “Us Against the World). These days, it’s unknown what Amanda is up to these days & it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.
To see a fan-made video for “You Don’t Stand a Chance,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Everybody Doesn’t,” go to: