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Mac Royals Biography – Mac Royals Wiki
Mac Royals is an American singer from Wrightsville, Arkansas. The 30 year old is a contestant on season 24 of The Voice.
Originally from Wrightsville, Arkansas, he began singing as a child in the choir at First Baptist Church in Higgins and started playing violin in elementary school. He went to school at Arkansas Baptist College and relocated to Los Angeles in 2016.
Royals first started singing in the club his father opened after he was released from prison. He was a Top 10 male finalist on Season 13 of “American Idol.” “When going on ‘American Idol,’ the only thing I was thinking about was escaping the life I was living,” he said according to NBC. “Now it’s more than just for me. I’ve been given the opportunity to bring light to so many other talented artists and creators in Arkansas. That’s what was in my heart.”
Performing for the superstar coaches didn’t have him intimidated, he said. “It was more like extreme gratitude in the moment. I’ve always known that I belonged with the greats, that’s why I never stopped. These moments are a realization that I believed in myself enough to really chase my dreams.”
Mac Royals Age
Royals is 30 years old as of 2023. He was born in Wrightsville, Arkansas.
Mac Royals The Voice
The Arkansas singer is a contestant in season 24 of The Voice. He sang a rendition of John Mayer’s “Gravity” on The Voice blind auditions.
“I hope the Coaches can hear my heart and not just my voice,” he said before hitting the stage. “I hope they can feel the pain in the song that I’m about to deliver, and that’s what’s going to make them turn around.”
Royals first started singing in the club his father opened after he was released from prison (where he’d been since Royals was 6).
“Once my dad was released, he really showed me a different side. He opened up a club and I started my career there. My dad just threw me up on stage and was like, ‘Hey, listen you’re gonna do it,’” Royals recalled.
Sadly, on July 22, 2023 his father died, leaving a void in Royals’ heart that came across in his soulful performance of “Gravity.”
Ultimately, Reba McEntire had the pitch that won over Royals, despite all four Coaches wanting him.
“I’m from Oklahoma,” the country legend said. “I had 18 people in my hometown growing up. So I do know about small town giving back, helping out.”
It turns out Royals and McEntire have a connection that made him even more keen on her as a Coach. As a child, Royals would watch the Reba show with his grandmother, who has since passed. That emotional connection, plus McEntire’s prowess as a music icon, made her the obvious pick for Royals.
“I picked Reba, musically, because she understands what it’s like to come from a very small town and have very big dreams. Even though I don’t necessarily sing country music, the soul and the passion that’s in country music, she can pass that on to me,” Royals said.
Mac Royals Nationality
Singer Royals is of American nationality. He was born in Wrightsville, Arkansas, United States.
His Instagram handle is @iammacroyals.