Vanessa Jean Dedmon (born 28 April 1987 in Braunfels, Hesse to Russel and Waltraud Dedmon) was a semifinalist on Germany's third season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (the German Version of Pop Idol) being voted out by the audience in the Top 3 Show. Dedmon was one of the favourites of the jury.
As of March 2006 she was going out with former co-competitor Mike Leon Grosch. However as of June 2006, they have broken up. She has 2 older siblings, a brother named Delanzo and a sister named Latascha. Vanessa and Latascha live with their parents in Germany while Delanzo is stationed in Texas as a member of the United States Army. Also a niece named Cheryl and a nephew named Delanzo Jr.
In October 2006 her first single "Sonnenschein", a duet with German Hip Hop band Rapsoul, entered the German single charts at #17.