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Mariah Faith is an American singer and song writer. She is best known for participating in American Idol Season 21, aired on ABC channel. The show is judged by Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Who is Mariah Faith?
Mariah Faith Drocella was born in Baltimore and moved to Conway, South Carolina near Myrtle Beach at age 8 due to her late step-dad’s behest. She called him her “No. 1 supporter” and best friend, so when he suddenly passed away from a heart attack in April of 2019, it left a big void in her life.
As a result, Mariah turned to alcohol, but managed to reach 10 months of sobriety in December 2020. She and her mom still remember the special moments they shared with her step-dad, and Mariah wears a necklace with a photo of him and her 6 year old sister – they share a birthday too.
Mariah Faith on American Idol 21
The 21-year-old hairstylist gave a spirited performance of Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around” in memory of her stepdad for the American Idol audition. His dedication to helping her and her family move closer to Nashville earned him her gratitude.
Fortunately, she gained the approval of all three judges who gave her the chance to go to Hollywood in pursuit of the AI crown, as well as open for Season 20 runner-up HunterGirl and the eventual winner, Noah Thompson, in Nashville.
On January 11, 2001, Mariah Faith Cornwell was born to mother Trina Michelle Cornwell in Baltimore, Maryland, America. She was raised by her mother and step-father Brian, alongside her two siblings Miranda Drocella and Marina Love Cornwell.
Mariah attended Carolina Forest High School before attending the Academy for Technology and Academics to further her studies.
About American Idol 21
American Idol is back and better than ever for its twenty-first season! This sixth season since the show’s revival is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie. The audition process has changed drastically due to Covid-19; this season has seen the introduction of the remote auditions that took place from August 3 to September 14, 2022.
In addition, the show brought back the “Platinum Ticket,” which gives three lucky contestants the chance to advance directly to Hollywood Week and pick their duet partners.
The journey to becoming America’s next singing idol is a long and hard one. However, viewers are able to follow along every step of the way and root for their favorites. From the regional auditions to Hollywood Week to the grueling live shows, American Idol provides an up-close look at some of the best up-and-coming talent out there. It’s an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved, filled with plenty of surprises and intense performances.
This season of American Idol looks like it will be full of moments that will stick with viewers for years to come. Let’s all stay tuned to see what amazing talent American Idol season 21 has in store!