Mary Jo Young (American Idol 2021) Bio, Birthday, Family, Boyfriend, College, Duet, Net worth

Mary Jo Young Biography

A Knoxville, Tennessee native, Mary Jo Young is an American singer, songwriter, and TikTok star who became popular for competing in  ABC’s reality show, American Idol, season 19 in 2021, and for posting song covers on her TikTok account. Mary auditioned with Tate McRae’s “you broke me first” in the American Idol 2021.

Mary Jo Young Age | Birthday

Born on May 15, 2001, Young is 20 years as of 2020. She will celebrate her 21st birthday on the 15th of May 2021.

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Mary Jo Young at the American Idol 2021 auditions (Source: ABC Network/ American Idol 2021

Mary Jo Young Height

Young is quite tall, looking at her photos relative to her surroundings. Though she has not disclosed her exact height measurement, she is estimated to stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.

Mary Jo Young Family | Parents | Cleveland

Young comes from a musical family.  Young was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She comes from a musical family. Her mother is named Elizabeth Schulman. Elizabeth Schulman is the author of a book titled Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer’s. The book focuses on giving guidelines for families facing dementia. According to Mary, her mother is the “best dementia caregiving author of all time.”

Her father, on the other hand, holds a  bachelor’s degree in music.  In addition, Mary’s father is an organic chemistry professor. During the American Idol 2021 auditions, Mary revealed that both her dad and mom have a musical background admitting that she inherited her musical talent from her dad.

Jo Young has a step-father named Leo whom her mother, Elizabeth Schulman married after she divorced from Mary’s father. Mary Jo has five siblings among them, 3 half-sisters. The names of her siblings are Janelle, Heidi, Mya, Shannon, and Ashleigh.

Mary Jo Young High School and College

The American Idol contestant, Young, attended Willoughby Eastlake High School. After high school, she joined the Cleveland State University to study business. Mary, however, took time away from college to focus on her music.

Mary Jo Young Boyfriend| Dating | Married

The talented singer, Young, is currently ( April 2021) in a relationship. She is dating Carmen Cavallaro. Mary uploaded a photo on her Instagram page, alongside her boyfriend Carmen on February 14, 2021, Valentine’s Day, while boat riding. Under the post, she captioned: “Happy happy Valentine’s day to the guy I adore and love the most!!@carmen_cavallaro.”

Mary Jo Young American Idol | Audition | Songs

American Idol Audition

Young competed in ABC’s reality singing competition, American Idol, season 19, 2021. The singer auditioned with a rendition of Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First.” Mary also sang “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi which showed her vocal capability. She earned her golden ticket to the Hollywood week.


Mary Jo has posted three songs on her official Spotify account. The songs are This Town, Young & Sad, and You Broke Me First.

Duet, Hunter Metts, and Jewel

Mary Jo Young sang her duet round in the American Idol 2021, with Jewel. Young and Jewel performed Foolish Games. Jewel also performed with Hunter Mett, singing Who Will Save Your Soul. Mary is in the Top 24 of the American Idol, season 19 competition.

American Idol 2021 Contestants

Other contestants of ABC’s reality show, American Idol, season 19 include:

Mary Jo Young TikTok and Youtube

Mary became popular through her TikTok videos. She became a TikTok star after she posted covers of popular songs by famous artists, which in turn went viral. Mary posted herself singing a cover to songs like  Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran, Control by Zoe Wees, Hillsong United’s Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), and you broke me first by Tate McRae.  Mary Jo has 346.3K followers on her TikTok account @maryjo.young as of April 10, 2021, and with over 5 million likes.

The singer also has a Youtube channel under the name mj young with 9.32K subscribers as of  April 2021. Here she has posted videos of cover songs.

Mary Jo Young  Net worth

Young is a singer who is just beginning her musical career as of 2021. Her net worth is still under review and it shall be updated.