Mike Parker Biography
Mike Parker is a country singer, songwriter, and footballer best known for contesting in season 20 of American Idol and Season 15 of The Voice. He was eliminated in the Knockout rounds of The Voice season 15. Moreover, he auditioned for season 20 of American Idol which premiered on February 27, 2022.
Parker is also a footballer and he played as a wide receiver and defensive back. He helped Kettle Run High School to the state semifinals as a junior and was heavily recruited by top college programs.
Mike Parker Age | Birthday
Parker is 28 years old (age as of 2022). He has however not disclosed his exact date of birth thus it is unclear when the singer/American Idol contestant celebrates his birthday.
Mike Parker Parents
Parker, who is a singer and American Idol season 20 contestant, was born in Gainesville, Virginia to his parents; his mother DeJuanna, and his father Mr. Parker. The country singer and former footballer revealed that his parents were in a band in the 1980s and that he started singing in church at age 9. The American Idol contestant, Parker, further reveals that his mom, DeJuanna was diagnosed with Leukemia just after his American Idol audition in 2021. The country singer dedicated his Hollywood Week Genre Challenge performance to his mom.
Moreover, Parker has three siblings; Collin, “Chip” and Samone. His sister Samone played saxophone.
Mike Parker Height
Parker, who is a singer, footballer, and American Idol contestant, stands at an impressive height measurement of 6 feet and 4 inches.
Mike Parker Girlfriend
The American Idol contestant, Parker has not publicly disclosed his dating status. He seems to keep a low profile when it comes to his personal life. It is unclear whether the singer has a girlfriend or not.
Mike Parker High School and College
Parker attended Kettle Run High School(2010-2013) where he played football as a wide receiver and defensive back. He helped Kettle Run High School to the state semifinals as a junior and was heavily recruited by top college programs. He then joined Fauquier High School from 2013 to 2014. Upon graduating from high school, Parker attended Atlanta Metropolitan College, GA. He dropped out of college to pursue his passion for music. Moreover, Parker participated in his high school talent show every year.
Mike Parker Football
Parker is a junior and senior high school football star. He played junior football at Kettle Run High School and senior football at Fauquier High School. He was a wide receiver and defensive back and helped Kettle Run High School to the state semifinals as a junior and was heavily recruited by top college programs. But he admitted and revealed he lost his chance at college scholarships because his grades were “crap” and he didn’t want to pay attention in class. Mike shifted his focus to music instead.
Mike Parker The Voice
Parker competed in season 15 of The Voice which premiered in the fall of 2018. He auditioned with Neyo’s So sick and got a chair turn from Jennifer Hudson. The singer won The Voice battle round after the performance of John Mayer’s Gravity with teammate Natasha Greycloud. However, Mike was eliminated in the knockout round when he went up against McKenzie Thomas.
Mike Parker American Idol | Audition | Songs
Parker is one of the contestants of season 20 of ABC’s singing competition American Idol. He was also among the contestants in season 15 of The Voice and on Team Jennifer Hudson. He was eliminated in the knockout rounds of The Voice after his performance against McKenzie Thomas.
For his American Idol audition, Parker performed Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter. He earned a Golden Ticket to the Hollywood week.
Parker released his first original song in 2017 titled Raise a Glass. He has since moved from Virginia to Los Angeles and released four other songs; Put Me in the Game (2019), Battle (2020), The Real Me, (2021), and Still Stingy (2021). The singer revealed that he started singing in church at the age of 9 years and that he competed in a high school talent show every year.
The singer previously worked as a heavy equipment operator for S.W. Rodgers in Gainesville, 2014-17.
Hollywood Week Genre Challenge
Parker performed Cam’s Platinum-selling hit, “Burning House,” for the Hollywood Genre Challenge. He dedicated his performance to his mother who he says was diagnosed with Leukemia. Parker said that prior to his audition, his mother had been hospitalized with a mystery illness. It is after his audition that the family found out she had Leukemia. Parker’s genre challenge performance saw him advance to the next stage of the competition and he hopes that puts a smile on his mom’s face.
Moreover, Parker is a country music singer, and other country singers who advanced from the genre challenge to Hollywood Week duets are Kelsie Dolin, Ryleigh Madison, Olivia Faye, Noah Thompson, and Sarabeth Taite.
Mike Parker American Idol 2022 Top 24
Parker is one of the contestants who advanced to the Top 24 of American Idol season 20. He sang a rendition of Second Guessing by Florida-Georgia Line, however, his performance did not air.
Mike Parker Top 14 American Idol 2022
Mike Parker is among the Top 14 contestants of the American Idol season 20. Judges’ save put him through to the round of Top 14 after his performance of “Bed On Fire” by Teddy Swims. 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
- Leah Marlene, 20
- Nicolina Bozzo, 18
- Noah Thompson, 20
- Tristen Gressett, 17
How To Vote for American Idol 2022 Top 20 Contestants
Season 20 of the #Americanidol has reached the voting stages where Americans vote for their favorite contestant in order for them to progress to the next stage.
During the April 10, 2022 performances, each contestant was given a number in the order they performed which you can text to 21523.
The numbers for each contestant who performed on Sunday, April 10, 2022, are listed below:
- 1 – Jay
- 2 – Elli Rowe
- 3 – Tristen Gressett
- 4 – Scarlet
- 5 – Sage
- 6 – Danielle Finn
- 7 – Mike Parker
- 8 – Emyrson Flora
- 9 – Dan Marshall
- 10 – Jacob Moran
- 11 – Huntergirl
- 12 – Nicolina
Voting is open until 6am ET Monday.
Half of the Top 24 performed on April 10, 2022, and you can now vote for who you want to stay in the competition.
Each contestant has a number, which you can text to 21523. You can submit up to 10 votes. TO VOTE FOR Mike TEXT 7 TO 21523.
American Idol Season 20 Contestants
The other contestants of the 20th season of ABC’s reality singing competition American Idol include:
- Nicolina Bozzo
- Tristen Gressett
- Tyler Allen
- Jeremiah Jay Copeland
- Jacob Moran
- Cole Hallman
- Allegra Miles
- Betty Maxwell
- Noah Thompson
- Hunter “Girl” Wolkonowski (HunterGirl)
- Delaney Renee Wilson
- Leah Marlene
- Kelsie Dolin
- Olivia Faye
- Sarabeth Taite
- Ryleigh Madison
- Kenedi Anderson
- Christian Guardino
- Scarlet Ayliz
- Kezia ” Lady K” Istonia
- Luke Taylor
- Kaylin Roberson
Mike Parker Net worth
Parker, who is a singer-songwriter and American Idol contestant, has an estimated net worth of $100K.
Mike is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @musicbymikeparker with 5870 followers as of the beginning of March 2022.