Meet Kaylin Hedges, American Idol’s Platinum Ticket Winner

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Kaylin Hedges is an American singer and songwriter. She has participated as a contestant in season 21 of American Idol. She is originally from Pound Ridge, New York.

Birth & Early Life

Kaylin Hedges was born in 2008 in New York. She is only 16 years old. Kaylin’s father Jeffrey Hedges is serving in Amry. Her mother’s name is Hailey.

Kaylin Hedges with Parents
Kaylin Hedges with Parents at American Idol 21

Hedges is a high school student in New York and discovered her love for music at a young age. At the age of 6, she started performing on stage as a sheep in a regional theatre production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”


Hedges featured in talent show American Idol season 21, judged by Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Joined by an acoustic guitarist, Hedges covered Lonestar’s “Already There” in honor of her father.

Hedges put on an amazing performance of the six-week number chart-topper, and the judges gave her a standing ovation in recognition. She shared that her father had made a sacrifice to ensure she could go to school in New York.


“And then my dad came home one day and was like ‘I got a way that we can get there,’ but that means I have to deploy. It was really scary because he had to deploy to like dangerous places in order for me to be able to pursue music in New York, where I got to do all these school musicals and plays and stuff, but he did and we got there,”

Hedges said. ((Country Now))

Sadly, her father was absent for a number of important life events due to his prolonged deployment.

 “I don’t get to see my dad very often physically, like in person. He’s had to miss a lot of things… He has missed my birthday nine years in a row. It can be hard, but it’s okay. He’s coming back next year, so, it’ll be okay,”

she added

Some Facts About Kaylin Hedges

  • Kaylin Hedges is currently pursuing her music dreams in New York City.
  • She is a member of both AEA and SAG.
  • Besides singer, Hedges has been appeared in television series like Almost Family, The Other Two, and Shattered. She also played a role in the film Soulmate(s).
  • She is also famous for her portrayal of Annie in the production at the Hollywood Bowl, which earned her a Broadway World award.
  • During the audition of American Idol, she revealed that her father is her biggest inspiration and dedicated her performance to him. 
  • Not only is she a triple threat but she also writes her own original songs and musicals.
  • In her free time, Kaylin enjoys hanging out with friends, playing board games with her family, and binge watching shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Gilmore Girls, and anime.


How tall is Kaylin Hedges?

Kaylin Hedges is 5 feet 3 inches tall. This makes her height 1.6 meters.

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How old is Kaylin Hedges?

Hedges was born in 2008 in New York and currently 16 years old.

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