Olivia Soli is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actress. She is already a standout American Idol contestant after just her audition. The 21-year-old singer impresses Lionel Richie with a stellar performance.
Who is Olivia Soli?
Olivia, a pop singer from Los Angeles and in her early twenties, made waves when she dropped her debut single, the catchy “Boy Bye” in May 2021. She had expressed hopes for a debut EP, but for now “Boy Bye” remains her only track available on streaming sites.
When she was 15, Olivia made history as the youngest female to ever have a live show at the Vibrato Jazz Club in the city. During an interview with The Music Bugle in 2021, she revealed that her music is inspired by artists such as Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé.
In 2023, Olivia performed Lionel Richie’s “HELLO” during the audition of Amercian Idol and got golden ticket.
Olivia is ready to show the world her musical capabilities, as she makes guest appearances with various artists at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles and her solo debut performance at Vibrato Jazz Club. She has been fortunate enough to record music composed by Bertrand Laurent in Paris, France.
From a young age, Olivia Soli had ambition to perform. She began by taking piano and singing lessons, determined to make her dreams come true. Her love of both music and acting culminated in being cast as one of the Von Trapp kids in “The Sound of Music” during her first grade year.
Moving on to middle school, Olivia was given the opportunity to perform as Rapunzel in the musical “Into the Woods”. An incredible honor for the 11-year-old came when she had the chance to perform in front of 2,000 people at Paramount Studios for a benefit event.
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!