During the same time she recorded a song for the soundtrack of the Disney movie Ice Princess."Reaching for Heaven", written by Desmond Child, can be heard during the climactic ice skating scene in the movie. On September 17, 2005, De Garmo received the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony; the award recognizes Georgia artists on the path to successful and lengthy careers.The songs were never released and De Garmo moved on to other collaborators.
At age ten she was part of the Cartoon Gang on The Cartoon Network, appearing in various bumper segments.
As a third grader she was a Coca-Cola Kid during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
De Garmo made her return to Broadway, starring as Sheila in the Broadway company of Hair where she met her future husband, Ace Young.
She succeeded original cast member Caissie Levy beginning March 9, 2010.
She recorded her debut album in between Idol summer tour stops.
De Garmo's debut album, titled Blue Skies, was released on December 7, 2004, to opening week sales of 47,000.
She also performed the lead role of Brooklyn in the 2006 national tour of Brooklyn: The Musical alongside one of her idols, Melba Moore.
De Garmo returned to Hairspray for a second engagement from September 2006 to February 2007.
The lone single from the CD, "Emotional", was released to radio in November 2004, peaking at number 54 on the Mediabase Pop Chart.
She toured independently in the spring and summer of 2005 in support of Blue Skies.
The next year she sang at Opryland USA during the Christmas season.