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Meet Lexi Weege from American Idol Season 20


Lexi Weege from American Idol Season 20

Lexi Weege from American Idol Season 20 (Marla Klein Photo)

Lexi Weege is among he artists confirming that they auditioned for Season 20 of American Idol.

Season 20 kicks off Sunday, Feb. 27, on AMC. Here’s more about Lexi.

* She’s 28, performs solo and is also frontwoman for the Massachusetts-based band Weege and The Wonder Twins, so called because the group includes identical twins Tom and AJ DelNegro.

* They have three albums to their credit, “Marigold” from 2017, “Do I Seem Weird Lately” from 2019 and a 10-song self-title album that came out in June. Check out the fun “Hand to Mouth” below as an example of Lexi’s unique vocals.

* The band’s Facebook page describes their music as “hot jazz and honkytonk with a blues sensibility” and their web bio says they “channel the vintage vibes of The Kinks, Julie London, Bessie Smith, and more.”

* As for Lexi, she’s described as “a true vocal acrobat, leaping from dangerous, sultry growl to playful lilting in a single bound. You would be hard-pressed to find as transfixing a storyteller.”

* Lexi has also released at least three songs minus the band, including “Bucket Truck” and “Let Me” from last year, plus a 2021 collaboration called “Coyote” with J.J. Slater, with whom she often performs.

* Lexi will have a new single called “Hydrangea” out on Feb. 25 and drops hints about “a record later this year” in a recent Instagram post.

* She’s been performing since age 8, according to a 2019 interview with a Rochester, N.Y., newspaper. Her mother was part of a cabaret troupe, and Lexi began performing with them.

* At the time, she said her goal was to perform in all 50 states by the time she turned 30.

* In a recent Instagram post, Lexi admitted to getting so depressed in 2021 “I would just cry constantly,” partly because touring was so limited because of the pandemic. She offers 10 tips for beating the blues, including listening to Paul Simon and to Bob Dylan’s Christmas album.

Lexi on social media:

Keep checking back …

I’ll be posting profiles of about 50 top contestants who auditioned for American Idol Season 20. Profiles of the singers listed below will be coming soon. More names might be added. The links take you to the profiles already published.

Allegra Miles
Ashley Blaire
Ava Maybee
Betty Maxwell
Cadence Baker
Carly Mickeal
Christian Guardino
Ciasia Nicole
Cole Wesley Ritter
Corey Curtis

Dakota Hayden
Douglas Mills, Jr.
Elli Rowe
Elliot Greer
Fritz Hager
Hunter Girl
Jacob Moran
Jay Copeland
Joedi Silvers
Jordan Chase Torrez

Jourdan Blue
Katyrah Love
Kaylin Roberson
Kelsie Dolin
Kendra Checketts
Kenedi Anderson
Kevin Gullage
Kezia Istonia (a.k.a. Lady K.)
Kirk Richmond
Leah Marlene

Lexi Weege
Max Embers
Mike Parker
Nicolina Bozzo
Olivia Faye
Paige Fish
Ryan Argast
Ryleigh Madison
Sam Moss

Scarlet Ayliz
Sir Blayke
Tobias Hill
Tristen Gressett
Tyler Allen
Valerie Marie
Wennely Quezada
Yoli Mayor

1 Comment

  1. Lynn February 18, 2022 at 12:39 am -  Reply

    Where is the video? The video posted is not Lexi Weege.🙂

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