Katharine McPhee checked in with her MySpace friends (@katharinemcphee) on Friday (January 9). The ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up writes:
It is already the first week of the new year of 2009. Wow. How did that happen. Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you all had a great holiday and new year.
I wanted to say thank you so much for all of you who so generously donated to the cause in Africa. I was so stunned. Please know that I know how difficult things can get financially and the fact that you actually took the time and pulled personal money means so much. It is going to change a village in Africa.
All my love and this should be an exciting new year.