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Meet Valerie Marie of American Idol Season 20


Valerie Marie from American Idol Season 20

Valerie Marie from American Idol Season 20

Valerie Marie is among the young artists to confirm that they auditioned for Season 20 of American Idol.

American Idol returns to ABC on Sunday, Feb. 27. Here’s more on Valerie Marie.

* Her full name is Valerie Marie Alonso and she’s a 17-year-old bilingual singer-songwriter from Miami, Fla.

* According to her bio on Songcast, Valerie began singing, playing ukulele and playing piano around age 9.

* Her songwriting began when she would write poems in her journal every day, then add melodies to turn them into songs.

* At the time she wrote her YouTube bio, she had recorded 25 originals with “many more to come.”

* Valerie has released two singles — a song she wrote called “Ghost” in 2020 and “Mi Amor” in March. You can check out the music video for “Mi Amor” below.

* On Instagram, her cover of “Talking to the Moon” is accompanied by the acknowledgment that Bruno Mars in one of her biggest inspirations. “He has incredible technique and control, AND he also has an incredible gift in songwriting,” she writes.

* In 2021, Valerie was recognized by the National Young Arts Foundation for her vocal ability. At the time, she was enrolled in the Biomedical Science Academy at TERRA Environmental Research Institute, a magnet school in Miami.

* Valerie also has a popular TikTok with more than 90,000 followers and more than 2 million likes. A video of her singing “Never Enough” while lying on her back and still impressing with her range attracted more than 3 million views alone.

Valerie Marie 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
Danielle Finn
Douglas Mills, Jr.
Elli Rowe
Elliot Greer
Emyrson Flora
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
Noah Thompson
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

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