American Idol kicked off its 20th season on 27 February 2022 and a contestant with the name Normandy shocked judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan singing “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner.
The “Roar” singer was especially so amazed that she jokingly stormed off the set after a couple of bars. Yes. all three judges gave her the go-ahead to continue to Hollywood. So now let’s get to know her thoroughly in this ‘American Idol Normandy Bio’.
Meet Normandy On American Idol
‘Never judge a book by its cover’ is what Normandy taught the judges and audience of American Idol when she auditioned for the show.
Clad in a pink outfit, with a carrot backpack and bunny slippers, Normandy’s animated look matched her high-pitched voice. Judges were left stunned by the difference in her very high, cartoon-like speaking voice and singing voices.
In her introductions segment, Normandy had explained how she has struggled with being taken seriously due to her voice. She also seemed a bit worried that the judges would judge her right away.
Luckily the audition went well and the judges who were initially amused by both her looks loved her rich alto voice.
At one point when Normandy seemed a bit taken aback, Bryan even assured her with, “We’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing because you’re kind of amazing.”
Normandy was also asked to perform an Adele song when she chose “Set Fire To The Rain” and (of course) nailed that too.
She appeared on the opening episode for season 20 of American Idol. The episode also featured Aretha Franklin’s 15-year-old granddaughter, Grace, who unfortunately did not receive enough votes to move on to the Hollywood round.
Be sure to see Normandy on the upcoming episodes of American Idol airing Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Reactions To Normandy On American Idol
All the judges agreed to give Normandy the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood and they seemed curious to watch her journey. However, the fans were feeling divided over Normandy’s performance. While some fans loved her persona and voice, others were not pleased by it.
“Sorry, Normandy needs to change to be taken seriously in the music business”/”It’s a no from me Normandy”, fans expressed these kinds of thoughts. While the next lot of them reacted positively. “I think Normandy is adorable. She will go far in life. If it isn’t singing she can definitely do voice acting”, “NORMANDY SPEAKS LIKE A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL BUT SINGS LIKE A 30-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND IM HERE FOR IT”, tweeted their observation.
Some even accused Normandy to have faked her voice for attention.
American Idol Normandy Last Name
Normandy is yet to reveal her last name. Even on her social media BIO, she only introduced herself as: “My name is Normandy (NOR-MON-DEE).”
American Idol Normandy Ethnicity
Seemingly White, Normandy also had not already opened up about her family background and lineage.
Is American Idol Normandy Dating Anyone?
Based on her social media exchange, Normandy did not seem to be dating anyone.
Her Instagram would not give anything away except for the fact that she is a proud cat mom and makeup aficionado.
American Idol Normandy Age
Normandy was 29 years old when she auditioned for American Idol in 2021. It was not understood when exactly she celebrates her birthday.
Is American Idol Normandy On Twitter?
Normandy did not appear to be on Twitter as of 1 March 2022. But, one could still find her on Instagram @normandyofficial, where she entertained 800 followers.
Normandy also had around 23.6K followers on TikTok @normandyofficial. (Of course) she also promised to share all the ups, downs, and kicks and giggles on her channel on YouTube.
She has this way of referring to her followers on social media, especially TikTok, as “kitten nuggets”
Where Is American Idol Normandy From?
Normandy is a native of Baltimore, which is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the 30th most populous city in the United States.
Does American Idol Normandy Have Original Songs?
So far, Normandy only had one original song. It is a single “Put Your Mark On Me” released sometime in 2019 and now available for streaming on her Spotify channel.
So you know, Normandy also pursued music as one of the members of the Los Angeles girl group that they termed as Virtual Music Box. Besides Normandy, the group included two fellow singers, and back in August 2018, they were looking for another member. They were precisely looking for a Los Angeles-based R&B singer and 5′ 1″ – 5′ 3″ height tall.
Further, during the audition on Idol Normandy also introduced herself as a gamer.
At last, in the introductions segment, she explained how she has struggled with being taken seriously due to her high-pitched.