Kelsie Dolin (American Idol) Bio, Age, Parents, Mother, Grandfather, Height, School, Audition

Kelsie Dolin Biography

Kelsie Dolin is an 18-year old (age in March 2022) country singer and songwriter from Boone County, West Virginia. She is widely known for competing in season 20 of ABC’s singing reality show American Idol. Dolin and her sister Kaylie have been raised by her grandfather and grandmother. She attended Sherman High School, Seth, WV.

Kelsie Dolin Age | Birthday

The American Idol contestant, Dolin is 18 years old as of early March 2022.  She was born in 2003. The singer from West Virginia has however not publicly revealed her exact date of birth thus we do not have information on when she celebrates her birthday. Once Dolin reveals her birthdate, we shall update you.

Kelsie Dolin Parents | Grandparents

Kelsie’s father is named Mark Dolin while her mother is named Cristy Rae. The American Idol contestant, Dolin revealed that she and her sister Kaylie Dolin were raised by her grandparents because her mother was a drug addict. Dolin grew up in Boone County, West Virginia. Unfortunately, her grandmother passed away in 2020 from COVID-19 and it has been hard on her and the rest of her. Dolin’s grandmother always encouraged her to pursue singing and her grandfather has been in the front line to support her in her music career dream even as she auditioned for American Idol season 20.

Moreover, she wished her dad/father, Mark Dolin a Happy Fathers Day on one of her Facebook posts in 2017.

Kelsie Dolin
Kelsie Dolin (Photo Credit: ABC/American Idol)

Kelsie Dolin Height

Dolin, who is a singer-songwriter and American Idol contestant from West Virginia, stands at a height measurement of approximately 5 feet and 4 inches. She has not publicly revealed her actual height, however, once information on her actual height measurement is available to us, we shall update you.

Kelsie Dolin High School | College

The singer from Boone County, West Virginia,  Dolin went to Woodrow Wison High School and also Sherman High School, Seth, WV. Upon high school graduation, Dolin, who is an American Idol contestant attends West Virginia University according to her Facebook profile.

Kelsie Dolin American Idol | Audition | Songs

The Orgas, West Virginia native, Dolin is one of the contestants of season 20 of ABC’s reality singing competition American Idol. For her audition, the 18-year-old singer, Dolin stated that she was doing it for her grandmother who passed away in 2021 from COVID-19. She was raised by her grandmother and grandmother because her mother was a drug addict.  Dolin performed Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson for her audition. It was her first time performing in front of anyone. She also performed a second song on the judges’ request; an Adele song, When We Were Young. Her performance earned her a spot on the next stage of the American Idol.

Hollywood Week Genre Challenge

The country music singer, Kelsie Dolin performed a rendition of Lainey Wilson’s chart-topping hit “Things a Man Oughta Know” and earned claps from her fellow contestants. Her genre challenge performance was dedicated to her late grandmother who raised Dolin and her sister. Dolin advanced to the duet challenge of American Idol. Other country singers who advanced to the Hollywood Duet challenge are Ryleigh Madison, Mike Parker, Noah Thompson, Olivia Faye, and Sarabeth Taite.

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

The other contestants of the 20th season of ABC’s reality singing competition American Idol include:


The WV native, Kelsie is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @officialkelsiedolin with over 6300 followers as of March 7, 2022.