Ava Maybee Biography
Ava Maybee Cardoso Smith is a pop singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Chad Smith, the drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ava is a contestant in season 20 of ABC’s singing competition show, American Idol. She’s currently a junior at New York University and has been performing for years. Besides, Ava has released original songs like Lay Low, Mood Swings, and See Me Now.
Ava Maybee Age | Birthday
Maybee is 21 years old as of 2022. She was born on February 19, 2001. The Los Angeles singer, Maybee celebrates her birthday on the 19th of February each year. She was born Ava Maybee Cardoso Smith to her parents Trisha Cardoso and Chad Smith.
Ava Maybee Parents
Maybee Cardoso Smith was born in Los Angeles to her parents; Chad Smith, her father, and Trisha Cardoso, her mother. Ava’s father/dad, Chad Smith is the drummer for Red Hot Chilli Peppers while her mom, Trisha Cardoso is the President & Chief Giving Officer at The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation.
Moreover, Maybee has a stepmom named Nancy Mack. From her father’s side, Maybee has five half-siblings; four half-brothers and one half-sister. Her half-sister is Manon Smith(born 1997), and her half-brothers are Justin Smith (born 1998), Cole Smith, Beckett Smith, and Dashiell Smith. Besides, Cole, Beckett, and Dashiell are Ava’s stepmom children.
Ava Maybee Dad | Father
Ava’s dad has been the drummer for Red Hot Chilli Peppers since 1988. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Ava’s father/dad, Chad Smith is also the drummer of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, formed in 2008, and of the all-instrumental outfit Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, formed in 2007. He also worked with The Chicks on “Taking the Long Way”, an album that won 5 Grammy Awards in 2007. Moreover, Ava’s dad and stepmom live in Malibu, California.
Ava Maybee Height
Maybee Cardoso Smith, who is the daughter of drummer Chad Smith, stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 3 inches.
Ava Maybee Scoliosis | Medical Condition
Maybee was diagnosed with scoliosis, an abnormal — and sometimes fatal — curving of the spine. The medical condition resulted in her quitting dancing when she was 14 years old. Her mom, Trisha Cardoso revealed that “It was hard for her to even sit in classroom chairs.” Her mother then took her to see David Skaggs, the chief of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Orthopaedic Center. Ava’s condition was closely monitored for two years then what followed was spinal-fusion surgery done on her. Following the surgical procedure, Ava is now cured and back to doing activities as usual.
Ava Maybee Education
The Los Angeles native, Ava is currently a junior at New York University.
Ava Maybee American Idol | Audition | Songs
A native of Los Angeles, Ava Maybee is a singer-songwriter and one of the contestants of season 20 of ABC’s singing reality competition show, American Idol. The season premiered on February 27, 2022, on ABC with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan as the judges.
Ava’s audition performance will air on March 27, 2022, on Sunday. Tune in on ABC from 11: 35 PM | ET to catch Maybee’s American Idol audition performance and to find out if she earns a golden ticket to Hollywood Week.
Ava performed a rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Lately” for her American Idol audition. Her performance got praise from the judges and she was sent to Hollywood with a golden ticket.
Ava has been singing since she was 5 years. She is currently a junior at New York University. The singer was selected to participate in the prestigious NYU/TISCH/CLIVE Davis School of Music High School Program. She was one of the 30 students selected nationwide. Moreover, Ava was also selected for Interlochen’s songwriter and Rock Program as well as Grammy Camp’s Vocal Performance Camp.
The Los Angeles singer, Ava Cardoso Smith has also performed in notable events including singing the national anthem at Lakers and Dodgers games. Moreover, she debuted her first solo showcase at The Nice Guy.
Maybee has released a number of original songs including Lay Low, See Me Now, Colors, and Mood Swings.
In addition to her singing and songwriting career, Ava Maybee Cardoso Smith is a youth Ambassador for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the co-founder of The Unicef Young Ambassadors. She also serves on the Teen Board of Heartbeats of VIP, a teen group promoting anti-violence in schools.
Hollywood Week Genre Challenge
Ava Maybee Cardoso Smith sang “Roxanne” by The Police for her performance during the Hollywood Week Challenge. The pop singer advances to the Hollywood Week Duets Challenge which will air on April 3, 2022. Other pop singers who advanced to Duets Challenge are Sir Blayke, Nicolina, Douglas Mills Jr., Emyrson Flora, Jacob Moran, Danielle Clavelle, and Morgan Gruber.
Ava Maybee Top 14 American Idol 2022
Ava Maybee is among the Top 14 contestants of the American Idol season 20. She was voted by the public after her performance of “Cuz I Love You’ by Lizzo. Other contestants who made it to American Idol 2022 Top 14 are :
- Allegra Miles, 18
- Christian Guardino, 21
- Dan Marshall, 24
- Emyrson Flora, 16
- Fritz Hager, 22
- Huntergirl, 23
- Jay Copeland, 23
- Lady K, 25
- Leah Marlene, 20
- Mike Parker, 27
- Nicolina Bozzo, 18
- Noah Thompson, 20
- Tristen Gressett, 17
How to vote for contestants on American Idol
There are three ways to cast your votes: online on the ABC website, on the American Idol app, or through text. Every week you can submit up to 10 votes for each contestant per voting method. So you can cast 10 votes online, 10 in the app, and 10 through text for a total of 30 votes per week.
Voters at home need to be at least 16 years old and reside in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands. You can check the website or the American Idol app to find out when to vote each week for the rest of the season.
American Idol Season 20 Contestants on Hollywood Week
Below is a list of contestants who have earned a golden ticket to Hollywood Week:
- Nicolina Bozzo
- Tristen Gressett
- Tyler Allen
- Jeremiah Jay Copeland
- Jacob Moran
- Allegra Miles
- Betty Maxwell
- Noah Thompson
- Hunter “Girl” Wolkonowski (HunterGirl)
- Delaney Renee Wilson
- Mike Parker
- Kezia “Lady K” Istonia
- Kenedi Anderson
- Leah Marlene
- Emyrson Flora
- Christian Guardino
- Cadence Baker
- Ryleigh Madison
- Dakota Hayden
- Kevin Gullage
- Douglas Mills
- Dan Marshall
- Fritz Hager
- Sam Moss
- Taylor Jalen Fagins
- Elli Rowe
- Cameron Whitcomb
Ava Maybee Net worth
Maybee has an estimated net worth of $75k- $200K. She earns through performances at notable events and through her music which can be streamed online. Besides, she performed the national anthem at the Lakers and Dodgers game. She is also a contestant of American Idol season 20.
Ava Maybee Instagram
Ava is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @avamaybee with more than 49.9K followers as of June 2022.