Meet singer Mariah Faith who appeared for week 5 audition for American Idol season 21 dazzled judges and viewers at home. However, there are plenty to learn about her besides her appearance. Here we’ll touch on subjects like her family, boyfriend, height, and more.
So, keep scrolling down to learn more about her.
Mariah Faith On American Idol
Mariah Faith is from a tiny town, but she won’t be visiting LaLa Land for a vacation. On Sunday night (March 19), the hairstylist entered the American Idol studio for an audition that went flawlessly. Mariah, who was born in Baltimore, moved to Conway, South Carolina when she was a young child. The town is so small, according to Faith, that you could walk around it in ten minutes.
The singer’s inspiration, her “No. 1 supporter and dearest friend,” who passed away, instructed the relocation, she said in the introduction. In 2019, he suffered a heart attack and passed away, leaving the family grieving.
Mariah brought her step-dad’s spirit with her as she entered the “lion’s den” which is an Idol audition, dedicating a performance of “Whenever You Come Around” to him. She appeared and sounded at ease while sporting blonde dreads and a nose ring. The judges thought her performance was pretty unique, earthy, and grounded.
“I had chills the whole time. You are on just the edge of greatness,” noted judge Luke Bryan. “There are so many subtleties in your voice. I’m hanging onto every syllable.” Katy added, “You have this natural cry-slash-gospel vocal,” at which point the contestant remarked, I was “raised in the church.”
“Well, we can hear it. You are a star,” she enthused. “You’ve got it. One of the most interesting voices” of this 21st season.
The same hymnal was sung by Lionel Richie. Lionel added, “What we just heard is the tip of the iceberg, but your potential could take you seriously all the way.” Three yes votes and a trip to Hollywood were the judges’ decisions. Additionally, Noah Thompson and HunterGirl, the winner and runner-up of last season’s American Idol, chose Mariah to open their Nashville concert.
Ahead of the premiere of her audition, Mariah announced on her IG, “When you’re trying to play it cool like @katyperry, @lukebryan, & @lionelrichie didn’t just ask you to go open a concert for not only last years winner & runner up but two of my fav humans @noahthompsonmusic & @huntergirlmusic 😅😅😅😅😅😅 Seriously guys… I have been overwhelmed with love & support I could not be more grateful! I just keep rewatching and crying my eyes out! A little girl’s dreams are coming true ❤️🔥#AmericanIdol #MariahFaithOnIdol.”
How Old Is Mariah Faith?
In January 2023, Mariah Faith celebrated turning age 22.
Mariah Faith Family
Mariah Faith is the daughter of her father Michael George Dorcella and her mother Trina Cornwell. Michael is the son of Edith Marie Drocella. His mom worked for US Airways for over 10 years. She was raised catholic and graduated from Spalding High School.
Her stepfather Brian Cornwell was born in Baltimore, MD to Donna Lee Hardy and the late Russell Norman Cornwell. Mariah lost her stepfather on 21 April 2019 at the age of 50.
Talking about siblings, the singer has one brother Jonathan Alcox of Baltimore, MD, and three sisters; Madison Cornwell of Baltimore, MD, Miranda Drocella, and Marina Cornwell, both of who reside in Conway, SC.
Mariah Faith Height
Mariah Faith’s height measures above 5 feet 6 inches.
What Job Does Mariah Faith Do?
Moving on, Mariah Faith is reportedly working as a hairstylist. The average salary of a hairstylist in South Carolina is $11.48 per hour, according to Indeed.com. She attended Carolina Forest High School and Academy for Technology and Academics.
Mariah claimed she had been clean for a year in a poignant statement she shared in honor of the American Idol season 21 launch. “One little dream… I’m finally the young woman the younger version of me would have looked up to!” she took to her IG. “One year sober, waiting to see me on TV, hoping my story & passion can inspire someone else, all while singing my little heart out.”
Over three years ago, Mariah stated in a blog post that she had been drinking alcohol to “self-medicate” and “heal that broken, hurting, girl missing her daddy with a lack of ability to see the sunshine in all the dark. Time can only fix so many things before you have to handle that sh*t yourself.”
Mariah Faith Boyfriend
Mariah Faith appears single at the time of this article per his social media posts. She is very private about her dating life and almost shared no information in that regard on her social media. So, we can only say that she is currently single.
Is Mariah Faith On Instagram And Facebook?
Of course, you can find Mariah Faith on Facebook (@mariah.drocella) and Instagram (@themariahfaith).
When Is Mariah Faith Birthday?
Mariah Faith celebrates her birthday on 1 January.
Where Is Mariah Faith From?
Mariah Faith is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. However, she is currently based in Conway, South Carolina.