Douglas Mills (American Idol) Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Gay, High School, Leg Surgery, Audition, Instagram

Douglas Mills Biography

Douglas Mills is a singer and songwriter from Houston, Texas, United States. He is a contestant of season 20 of ABC’s singing competition American Idol. Douglas received a silver ticket to the  American Idol auditions from ABC13 after he won a local contest. He is a high school senior at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

Douglas Mills Age | Birthday

Mills, who is a singer-songwriter, and also an American Idol contestant,  was 18 years old in 2021 by the time he auditioned for the American Idol season 20. Mills was born on August 27, 2003, and he celebrates his birthday on the 27th of August each year. He is 18 years old as of March 2022.

Douglas Mills Parents | Mother

Douglas was born in Houston, Texas to his parents: his mother Sarita Mills, and his father Douglas Mills Sr. Moreover, the American Idol contestant’s mother/mom, Sarita Mills revealed that Douglas stayed in a wheelchair for 8 months following a surgical procedure to correct his long leg.

Douglas Mills and his mother
Douglas Mills and his mother

Douglas Mills Height

Mills, who is a singer, and also an American Idol contestant, stands at an approximate height measurement of 5 feet and 7 inches.

Douglas Mills Leg Surgery

The Houston, Texas native, Douglas underwent a surgical procedure to correct his longer leg. His mother said the surgery led to Douglas being in a wheelchair for eight months. Talking about his leg to ABC13 news’ Samica Knight, Douglas remarked: “This one is longer than this one, and I had a halo on it for almost nine months, so six needles went directly into my knee.”

Douglas Mills American Idol | Audition | Songs

The Houston, Texas native, Douglas competes in season 20 of ABC’s reality singing competition, American Idol. He was sent straight to the producers of the show after he received a silver ticket from ABC13,  an ABC affiliate following his local contest win. The 20th season of American Idol premiered on February 27, 2022, with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan taking the judges’ seats.

Mills’s audition will air on March 20, 2022, on ABC. Tune in on the station from 8 pm EST to catch his audition and find out if he gets a golden ticket to Hollywood.

For his audition, Mills performed a rendition of  “Strange Fruit,” by Nina Simone which he says he chose because the Black community has “gone through so much agony over the past several centuries.”  The Houston, Texas singer received a golden ticket to Hollywood and earned praises from the judges.  Katy Perry called the teen a “Superstar.” Moreover, he reveals that he has been bullied and called names growing up and music has been his safe haven. Mills mentioned that even now he struggles to love himself but music has helped him overcome the obstacle of being bullied and feeling unconfident.

American Idol Season 20 Contestants

The other contestants in the 20th season of American Idol include:

Douglas Mills Instagram

The Houston, Texas native, Douglas is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @_itsdouglasm_ with over 1100 followers of March 2022. The singer describes himself as a certified Queen on his Instagram bio.