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Cam Amen Bio, Parents, Height, Dating, American Idol

Tears, tears, and more tears. American Idol season 23 has been a rollercoaster of emotions for judges and audiences back home. But through teary-eyed, judges have chosen this year’s Platinum Ticket winners and one of them is Cam Amen.

This Cam Amen Bio is all about him.

Cam Amen On American Idol

Cam Amen stepped into the American Idol audition hall in 2023 after eight years of trying out. And when he finally did, his rendition of “Hallelujah” earned him a rare platinum ticket and a standing ovation from all three judges.

But before Cam gave his soulful performance, he talked about how he and his siblings spent much of their childhood in and out of foster care. “I just remember being taken out of my classroom by police officers and I’m holding my brother, we didn’t know what was going on. We were crying and waiting for Mom. She never came,” he said.

So, after hearing him sing, teary-eyed Bryan spoke, “You’ve been through a lot, but the rest of your life is waiting on you. You hear me? God, bless you man. God bless you.” Furthermore, the judge added that Cam’s voice was “so beautiful and unique” that even after six years of judging, he didn’t have anybody he could compare Cam to.

Elated, Cam rejoiced, “This is the first time I ever went for something for myself and it’s a dream, it’s a dream. This is a blessing right here. I just can’t wait to show my brother and sister. I know they’re going to be excited.”

Fun Fact: Cam and his fellow Idol contestant Iam Tongi are now “lifelong friends.”

Cam Amen Job

Cam Amen is a singer. But he waited for tables at District Table and Tap and City Fire restaurant in Florida for a living. Even just a few weeks before appearing on American Idol, he serenaded a group of customers at District Table and Tap.

Also, he worked as a pizza delivery person, did odd jobs in construction, and mowed lawns to make ends meet. 

As for his education, he went to Lecanto High School and Crystal River High School.

How Old Is Cam Amen?

Cam Amen was 28 years of age when he appeared on American Idol in 2023.

He was one of the older contestants that season.

Who Are Cam Amen Parents?

Cam Amen and his five siblings were placed in foster care after their mother abandoned them. So, Cam’s parents are out of the picture.

Infact, Cam took to the role of a parent after he turned 18. He tracked down two of his siblings (Tyler and Sammie) and removed them from foster care as he aged out of the system.

Tyler and Sammie then went to Lake Weir High School while Cam worked odd jobs.

Sadly, Tyler left home again in late 2021. “I miss my brother like a lot… hope you’re doing well for yourself boy! Remember I don’t care what you do, just want you to be safe. Love you,” Cam then wrote on his FB.

But worry now, Tyler’s now engaged and works at Publix.

“All through my life, I’ve been doing karaoke and everything with my family. Even before foster care, before we got taken away, everything was golden. We were a beautiful family. I mean, we still are a beautiful family. We were just broken up,” Cam recalled the good old days.

Trivia: Cam loved his grandmother, who often said, “We have to keep that song [Hallelujah] in our hearts because we don’t have anyone else but God.”

Cam Amen Height

Cam Amen stands tall at the height of around 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).

His distinct features include — a long face, curled hair, and a lead body. However, Cam’s gaining weight now. He used to be 47 – 54 kg (105 – 120 lbs), and now he’s on his way to hitting the 75 kg (160) lbs mark.

Cam Amen Dating Status

Cam Amen officially started dating his girlfriend Ericka Amen in February 2022. Yes, they have the same surname because Cam adopted of hers.

The two met while Cam worked at World of Beer in The Villages, and Ericka was celebrating her birthday on a Florida vacation.  Now, the duo lives together in Omaha.

You might have also seen Ericka on American Idol or at least heard Cam talk about her. “I was working, and they had karaoke, and she challenged me to get up there and sing,” Amen recalled. “She didn’t know that I was the guy that always sings on karaoke nights.”

Talking about Ericka, she’s a mother of two (a son and a daughter) and an Esthetician at JK MedSpa. An Anderson, Indiana native, Ericka turned 36 in 2023.

“This man has worked so hard for this opportunity and he is AMAZING! #americanidol here he comes!! Follow him on TikTok for updates and to listen to his beautiful voice,” Ericka supported her boyfriend on her FB.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Cam Amen Birthday?

Cam receives his birthday in December and is either of Sagittarius or Capricorn zodiac.

  • Is Cam Amen On Instagram?

As of April 2023, Cam entertained 11.8K followers on Instagram @camamen23.

Also, here’s his TikTok @camamen23, Facebook @camamen23 and @cameron.akadflawless, and Twitter @Camamen23.

  • Where Is Cam Amen From?

Cam hails from Anderson, Indiana.

But as of 2023, he resided in Norfolk, Nebraska.

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