David Osmond and Local Artist Cover ‘What Child is This?’


Local singer/songwriter Ashley Hess and American Idol competitor David Osmond, both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently collaborated on a moving version of “What Child is This?”

Last year, the singers met while working on the Christmas album, “Believe Again” hosted by Mormon political commentator, Glenn Beck. The two became friends and ran in to each other earlier this year at the “Meet the Mormons” premiere. That’s when they decided it would be fun to collaborate on another Christmas classic for “old time’s sake.”

The duo recorded the song in one night and filmed a video the following week. Of the experience Hess said,

It was such an amazing experience to be able to cover one of my favorite Christmas songs, with one of my favorite male vocalists. Not only does David have an incredible voice and talent, but he’s just an incredible person… and every track he touches turns to gold.

Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.