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Ryleigh Madison Biography – Ryleigh Madison Wiki
Ryleigh Madison is a Country singer and songwriter from Whiteville, North Carolina. She is a contestant in the twentieth season of the American reality singing competition show, American Idol. Madison auditioned for the show and earned a golden ticket to Hollywood for the show in early 2022. American Idol season 20 started airing on February 27, 2022, on the ABC television network.
The Whiteville, North Carolina native started singing at the age of 3 at church where she still leads worship. She has toured around North Carolina performing with her uncle Dustin Chapman. On November 20, 2020, she released her debut single named Stranger. She has performed at several iconic stages including Grand Ole Opry in 2021. She is a sophomore at South Columbus High School in North Carolina. In 2020, Madison was nominated for the Josie Music Awards for Young Adult Vocalist of the Year.
Ryleigh Madison American Idol
Madison is a contestant in the twentieth season of American Idol. She performed in front of the Idol judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan and earned herself a Golden ticket to Hollywood after her remarkable performance. For her audition, she performed Gabby Barrett’s The Good Ones. The Whiteville girl is inspired by Gabby Barrett, who finished third on Season 16 of American Idol.
Katy Perry one of the judges told her during the audition, “I love it, but I’m also like ‘what is she saying?’ I’m missing words, but I love it. I don’t want you to get totally rid of it. I just need you to dial it down like 25%.” Her audition was aired on March 13, 2022, on ABC. American Idol can be watched through Hulu and on ABC’s website. The Idol fans can also catch up with the past performances and Golden Ticket interviews on ABC’s website.
Madison had earlier revealed to her fans that she had auditioned for the Idol, she said in a post, “Today’s the day y’all and I could not be more excited! The premiere of the iconic 20th season of American Idol!!! I won’t be on todays episode but auditions air for a few Sunday’s so stay tuned and you might just see a familiar face!! make sure to watch for my amazingly talented friends! Tune in tonight on @abcnetwork at 8.”
Ryleigh Madison Age
She is 16 years old as of 2022. She was born and raised in Whiteville, North Carolina, United States.
Ryleigh Madison Family
Who are Ryleigh Madison’s parents? Her parents are Kayla Bunch (mother) and Justin Bunch (father). She is Dustin Chapman’s niece. Madison has toured and performed with her uncle Dustin who is a country music singer-songwriter from Whiteville, North Carolina. Dustin described Madison as someone who is ‘destined for greatness, he said in a post before Ryleigh Madison’s audition was aired.
It’s almost time for the world to meet my #AmericanIdol @ryleighmadisonb I say it at everyone of our shows, and I may be biased, but from the time she was three years old I knew she was destined for greatness with the gifts God has given her. No matter what the results tonight are, I am so proud of her for taking a leap of faith that is nerve-wracking, intimidating, and frankly put, scary as all get-out lol. Being on last season, I knew when I was in Hollywood last year that Ryleigh would thrive in that environment.”
“She amazes me everyday and I am so blessed to not only be her uncle, but have the opportunity to make music with her everyday. Ryleigh, I love you and I’m thankful to be on this journey with you! Y’all come join us at Ivy’s Cafe for Ryleigh’s watch party. Ryleigh and I will be playing from 6:30-7:45 and then we’ll all watch her audition together when Idol starts! Let’s show her some hometown love and support!! Dustin Chapman added.
Ryleigh Madison Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @ryleighmadisonb.