Who is Roman Collins, the American Idol Season 22 Contestant?

Roman Collins Biography

Roman Collins is a singer-songwriter and standout contestant on American Idol season 22. At 24 years old, this Natchitoches, Louisiana native has captured the hearts of America with his soulful voice and charismatic stage presence.

Born on September 17, 1999, Roman has always been passionate about music. Growing up in a supportive family, he honed his skills as a worship leader at his local church, where he also served as a musical director. Collins is a worship leader currently serving as the Minister of Music at Calvary Baptist Church in Hawthorne CA. Additionally, he is a director of the gospel choir at Biola University in La Mirada, CA near L.A., a job he started in October 2023.

Roman Collins’ Biography Summary

  • Full Name: Roman Collins
  • Birthdate: September17, 1999
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Parents: Terrekia Collins (mother); Dr. Hosea Collins (father)
  • Hometown: Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Current City: La Mirada, California
  • Ethnicity: Black American
  • Height: 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately)
  • Education: Southwest Middle College High School

Roman Collins Age | Birthday

Born on September 17, 1999, Collins is 24 years old as of April 2024. He celebrates his birthday on September 17th every year.

Roman Collins on American Idol Season 22
Roman Collins on American Idol

Roaman Collins Parents

Roman’s parents are Dr. Hosea Collins and the late Terrekia Collins. They recognized his talent early on. Roman was born in Natchitoches, LA, but raised in Coushatta, LA. When he was seven years old, he moved to California with his family. Collins now lives in Los Angeles, CA. Moreover, he has two sisters; Tichina and Signora.

Roman Collins Height

Collins stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately).

Roman Collins’s Educational Journey and Songs

Collins studied at Southwest Middle College High School and studied at Musicians Institute according to his Facebook profile. He released an album entitled, “Same Gospel, New Sound”,  on March 13. The album has 13 songs and Collins hopes that everyone who hears it comes away with something.

Roman Collins on American Idol 


Roman’s journey on American Idol has been nothing short of spectacular. From his memorable audition in Nashville, where he sang “Living for the City” by Stevie Wonder, to surviving the intense Hollywood Week and Showstopper rounds, Roman has consistently impressed the judges and viewers alike.

Hollywood Week

Roman’s performance of John Mayer’s “Gravity” during Hollywood Week showcased his vocal ability. The judges took notice, and Roman found himself in a montage of contestants who survived the Idol Arena alongside fellow artist Elleigh Marie. His bold choice of The Beatles’ “Come Together” earned him a place in the Top 24 of American Idol season 22.

Top 24 Performance

Roman Collins was mentored by Jelly Roll for his Top 24 performance. He delivered a soulful rendition of Marvin Gaye’s classic hit, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).” Roman garnered enough votes to secure his position as “safe” for another week in the competition.

Top 20

Roman Collins, a contestant on American Idol 2024, delivered a powerful rendition of Marvin Sapp’s gospel hit, “Never Would Have Made It.” Although he didn’t secure enough votes to break into the Top 10, Roman found himself in the Danger Zone. However, the judges intervened and saved him from elimination, propelling him to the status of a Top 14 finalist.

How to Vote For Roman Collins

Voting for Roman is easy! You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, through the American Idol app, or via text. Simply text Roman’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 Roman Collins. 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 Roman Collins, and assign the number of votes you wish to cast.
  3. Text Voting: Text the number assigned to Roman Collins (shown on screen during the episode) to “21523.”

Beyond the Spotlight

Roman Collins’s talents extend beyond the spotlight. In addition to his American Idol journey, he serves as the director of the gospel choir at Biola University in La Mirada, California—a role he assumed in October 2023. This position allows him to blend his passion for music with leadership, inspiring a new generation of artists. His Facebook further states that Roman works at Legendary Industries and studies music at the Musicians Institute.

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