Leah Marlene (American Idol) Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Boyfriend, Education, Audition, Net worth

Leah Marlene Biography

Born Leah Grehan, Leah Marlene is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Toronto, Canada. She is widely known for competing in season 20 of American Idol on ABC. Marlene currently (2022) hails from Normal, Illinois, USA. She attended Normal Community High School and later joined Belmont University to study Bachelor of Science. Marlene has released 3 albums so far; The Space Between, Arrow, and the latest one, Many Colors.

Leah Marlene Age | Birthday

Marlene is 21 years old as of 2022. She was born in 2001. The American Idol contestant, Marlene has however not publicly disclosed her exact date of birth we do not have the exact date she celebrates her birthday. Once her full date of birth is available to us, we shall update the singer’s birthday information.

Leah Marlene Parents | Family

Marlene was born in Toronto, Canada to her parents; her mother Deanna Grehan, and her father Derry Grehan. Her family moved to Normal, Illinois when she was 10 years. Besides, Marlene was born into a musical family. Her father, Derry Grehan is a songwriter and lead guitarist with the Canadian band Honeymoon Suite.  Marlene’s mother has also been very supportive of her music career.  Moreover, The American Idol contestant, Marlene has a brother Shea Grehan who is a professional photographer.

Leah Marlene
Leah Marlene

Leah Marlene Height

Marlene, who is a singer-songwriter and American Idol contestant stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 4 inches.

Leah Marlene Boyfriend

The American Idol contestant, Marlene has kept her personal life private. She has not publicly disclosed whether she is dating and has a boyfriend, or not. There are also no sources linking her to a romantic relationship.

Leah Marlene Education

Marlene went to Normal Community West High School and after high school graduation, she joined Belmont University where she studied for two years before dropping out to pursue a  career in music.

Leah Marlene American Idol | Audition | Songs

Marlene is one of the contestants of season 20 of ABC’s reality singing competition American Idol. The season premiered on February 27, 2022, and its judges are Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry. Marlene who is originally from Toronto, Canada, auditioned with two songs; a rendition of Steal My Girl by One Direction and her own original song featuring her friends titled Wisher to the Well. Her stunning performance earned her a golden ticket to the next round of the competition.

She started singing when she was 8 years old and her father who is a songwriter and guitarist with the Toronto band Honeymoon Suite played a role in fueling her passion for music. Marlene has released 3 albums so far; The Space Between, Arrow, and  Many Colors which was released on March 4, 2022. Some of her songs from the albums are; The Truth, Broken Sacrifice, Noise, How Do Ya Feel, and Arrow. Moreover, the singer has performed live shows in Canada, Nashville, and Illinois.

Marlene’s audition will air on Sunday, March 6, 2022, on ABC.

Leah Marlene American Idol 2022 Top 24

Marlene advanced to the Top 24 contestants of American Idol season 20. She sang “She’s a Self Made Man” by Larkin Poe during the Showstopper round which advanced her to Top 24.

Leah Marlene Top 14 American Idol 2022

Leah Marlene is among the Top 14 contestants of the American Idol season 20. America’s vote put her through to the round of Top 14 after her performance of her own original “Wisher to the Well”. Other contestants who made it to American Idol 2022 Top 14 are :

  • Ava Maybee, 20
  • Allegra Miles, 18
  • Christian Guardino, 21
  • Dan Marshall, 24
  • Emyrson Flora, 16
  • Fritz Hager, 22
  • Huntergirl, 23
  • Jay Copeland, 23
  • Lady K, 25
  • 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

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

Leah Marlene Net worth

Marlene, who is a singer-songwriter and American Idol contestant has an estimated net worth of $85K – $100K. The singer performs at gigs and local events. Moreover, Marlene has released her own original songs and 3 albums. The singer has performed live shows in Canada, Nashville, and Illinois.


Leah is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @leahmarlenemusic with over 5K followers as of March 5, 2022.