Matt Wilson Biography
Matt Wilson (full name Matthew Wilson) is a Daycare teacher and a Buffalo, New York-based singer. Wilson is well known for appearing in the 21st season of ABC’s reality singing competition show American Idol.
Matt Wilson’s Age and Birthday
Wilson was born on September 14, 2001. Therefore, Matt is 21 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on the 14th of September every year.
Matt Wilson Height and Weight
Wilson has a height of 5 feet 10.4 inches (approximately 1.79 meters). Moreover, he weighs 73.68 kilograms.
Matt Wilson’s Family and Ethnicity
The singer’s parents are Jason Wilson (father) and Lucita Morinello (mother). Additionally, the American Idol contestant was born and raised in Buffalo, New York where his family is based.
Additionally, the American Idol contestant is of mixed ethnicity, Jason, his father is of African-American ethnicity, and Lucita Morinello. his mother is Puerto Rican.
Matt Wilson Wife
Wilson is happily married to his wife Melisa. Moreover, during his audition, the singer admitted to the judges that his wife Melisa convinced him to audition after a dry spell confidence-wise.
Additionally, his wife said this about her husband’s singing; “The first time I heard him sing was in middle school, and at that age to be able to sing like that, he just blew my mind and he still does every day. He has so much talent and I want the world to see that.”
Matt Wilson Education
Wilson attended the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. Furthermore, the singer claimed a Kenny Award for Best Actor in 2019 for his performance as the lead in the school’s production of Les Miserables and was sent to Broadway.
Matt Wilson’s Career and Job
Wilson is a singer from the West side of Buffalo, New York. In addition, Matt has been singing since he was nine and loves tuning into various genres from gospel to R&B, jazz, and classical.
However, even though Matt currently works as a teacher’s aide at the JCC downtown, he is determined to make it in the music industry.
Furthermore, the American Idol contestant has released six singles namely, Supernatural, I Cant Wait, Maybe I’m Right, Advice, and Favorite. In addition, Mat also performs at Prince of Peace, his church. Moreover, his song was nominated for America’s Platinum Ticket at the American Music Awards.
Matt Wilson’s American Idol
Wilson is one of the contestants in the 21st season of ABC’s reality singing competition American Idol. Moreover, the show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest and judged by Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. The show’s 21st season premiered on February 19, 2023, at 8 PM ET on ABC.
For his audition, Matt performed a rendition of “For Tonight” by Giveon and received a Golden Ticket to progress to the next round of American Idol 21. Moreover, the singer got a standing ovation from the judges for his performance.
American Idol Season 21 Contestants
The 21st season of ABC’s American Idol contestants include:
- Hannah Nicolaisen
- Haven Madison
- Emma Busse
- Paige Anne
- Megan Danielle
- Marybeth Byrd
- Nailyah Serenity
- Nutsa Buzaladze
- Olivia Soli
- Colin Stough
- Elijah McCormick
- Malik Heard
- Lucy Love
- Michael Williams
- Tyson Venegas
- Warren Peay
- Zachariah Smith
- William Guy Tongi
Matt Wilson’s Net Worth
Wilson’s net worth is currently under review.