Elijah McCormick is an American singer and songwriter. His journey to success began when he competed in the 21st season of American Idol, where he became the first contestant to win the esteemed Platinum Ticket. Hailing from Pinecrest, North Carolina, McCormick’s story is a testament to dedication and hard work.
Birth & Early Life
Elijah McCormick was born on May 19, 2001 in Pinecrest, North Carolina. He has pursued high school graduation from Pinecrest High School.
Before appearing on television, he has worked as a technician for an ophthalmologist in Aberdeen and attends classes at Sandhills Community College.
His father Keith McCormick owns a Landscaping business, ‘Keith McCormick Landscaping’ in the Moore and Hoke, Lee County.
While mother Teshauna used to work as Front Desk Receptionist at Sandhills Children’s Center in North Carolina.
He has two younger sister in the family.
McCormick impressively showcased his vocal prowess on his American Idol 21 audition, where he sang “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. His performance was so captivating that it earned him a Platinum Ticket from the judges and a chance to compete in American Idol.
McCormick was determined to chase his dreams in 2019 and had set his sight on auditioning for American Idol. His plans were dashed, however, when a head-on vehicle collision left him seriously injured. His recovery was far from easy, as he needed dialysis, had to be fed through a feeding tube and undergone 10 surgeries.
What’s more, he coded multiple times and was hospitalized for 79 days . The road to recovery was long, but Elijah never gave up hope and was able to make a full recovery in the end.
- Elijah McCormick was born and brought up in North Carolina.
- He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
- He was announced and congratulated by American Idol as first winner of Platinum Ticket on official Instagram account on December 5, 2022.
- He loves to travel in his spare time.
McCormick was born on May 19, 2001. He is currently 22-years old.
McCormick is 6′ ft (1.8 m) in height.
200 lbs (90 Kg) approx.
Yes, he is active with username @musicbyelijahmc
McCormick has two younger sister.
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