Braided is a musical group consisting of Casey LeBlanc, Ashley Leitão, and Amber Fleury, who all competed on the third season of Canadian Idol in 2005. They are the third music group to come from an Idol show in the world, second being Young Divas from Australia and first being Feminnem from Croatia. Ashley Leitao came in 9th, Amber Fleury came in 8th and Casey LeBlanc finished in 5th.

The group was proposed by producer and Idol accompanist Mark Lalama (who gives credit to his brother, Paul, with the idea of a top-ten female trio that includes Casey LeBlanc), and the album was recorded at his studio at his farmhouse in Fenwick, Ontario. The single "A Little Bit Closer" was released in June 2006. Their debut album, Casey, Ashley and Amber, was released on August 1, 2006. Figure skater Elvis Stojko sings with the band on the track "Before You". The group toured during 2006–07 to promote the album.

The band's name refers to a braiding of elements from across the country into one.

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