Who is Mia Matthews, The Top 14 Finalist on American Idol Season 22?

Mia Matthews Biography

Mia Makana Matthews, born on December 7, 2004, is a talented singer and contestant on Season 22 of American Idol. Hailing from Centre, Alabama, Mia captivated audiences with her powerful voice and emotional performances. 


  • Full Name: Mia Makana Matthews
  • Birthdate: December 7, 2004
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Hometown: Centre, Alabama
  • Parents: Tara (mother),
  • Siblings: Jacy Matthews (sister)
  • Ethnicity: Hawaiian
  • Height: 5 feet and 5 inches (approximately)

Mia Matthews Age | Birthday

Born on December 7, 2004, Matthews is 19 years old as of April 2024. She celebrates her birthday on December 19th every year.

Mia Matthews Parents

Matthews was born to her parents; Tara (mother) and her father. She has a close relationship with her mom and siblings. Her mom, Tara, and sister, Jacy Matthews are her biggest support when it comes to her musical journey. Matthews shares a special bond with her sister, Jacy Matthews, who also competed on The Voice. As part of the trio “Worth the Wait,” they caught the attention of coach Blake Shelton during The Voice’s nineteenth season, ultimately reaching the Top 17.

Mia Matthews on American Idol
Mia Matthews on American Idol Season 22 Stage

Mia Matthews Dad

Matthews’ father was a skilled carpenter with deep Hawaiian roots. Born and raised in Hawaii, he embodied the aloha spirit—a blend of love, compassion, and unity. When Mia sang “Daddy’s Hands” during her American Idol journey, she paid homage to her father’s legacy—the hands that held hers, the lullabies he hummed, and the unwavering support he provided.

American Idol Journey


  • Mia’s American Idol journey began in Nashville, where she auditioned alongside her sister, Jacy Matthews, and their supportive mother, Tara.
  • Her rendition of “No Place That Far” by Sara Evans impressed judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, earning her a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Hollywood Round

  • During the Hollywood Round, Mia showcased her versatility at the Idol Arena.
  • She performed “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert and advanced to the next stage as part of a talented group.
  • For her final solo performance, Mia chose “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” by Loretta Lynn, leaving the judges impressed.

Top 24 (Hawaii Round)

  • Mia continued her journey in the Top 24, where she was mentored by Jelly Roll.
  • Her heartfelt rendition of “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn resonated with viewers, securing her place for another week.

Top 20

  • In the Top 20, Mia delivered a soulful performance of “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” by Lainey Wilson.
  • Her talent propelled her into the Top 10, making her a Top 14 finalist.
  • To celebrate, she sang “Burning House” by Cam.

How to Vote for Mia Matthews

Voting for Mia is easy! You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, through the American Idol app, or via text. Simply text Mia’s contestant number to “21523” during the voting window. Remember, you can vote up to 30 times per week – 10 times on each platform.

  1. Online Voting: Visit AmericanIdol.com/vote and cast your vote for Mia Matthews. You’ll need to create an ABC account if you haven’t already.
  2. American Idol App: Download the official American Idol app from the App Store or Google Play. Create an account and sign in. Click “Go to Vote Now,” find Mia Matthews, and assign the number of votes you wish to cast.
  3. Text Voting: Text the number assigned to Mia Matthews (shown on screen during the episode) to “21523.”

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