Wé Ani Biography
Wé Ani McDonald is a singer-songwriter and actor from Harlem, New York. She is widely known for competing in American Idol season 21 and The Voice season 11. Ani finished in third place in The Voice season 11 in 2016. She released an album, “Feeling Good” that charted in the Top 100 of iTunes Pop Chart upon its release. Moreover, Ani authored a book, “The Little Girl with a Big Voice,” to promote an anti-bullying campaign.
Wé Ani Age | Birthday
Born on January 23, 1999, Ani is 24 years old (age as of 2023). She celebrates her birthday on the 23rd of January each year.
Wé Ani Parents
Ani was born in Harlem, New York, and raised in Paterson, New Jersey by her parents; Jacqueline McDonald (mother)and Dr. Varleton McDonald (father). Ani’s mom, Jacqueline McDonald worked as a deputy court administrator in Englewood while her dad, Varleton McDonald worked as an education administrator. She has four sisters and a brother. The names of some of Ani’s siblings/sisters are Imani T McDonald and Jasmine McDonald.
Wé Ani Height
Ani stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 4 inches (approximately).
Wé Ani Gender
Ani was born a girl, and, therefore, her gender is female. She is not transgender as some of “The Voice” viewers speculated when she auditioned for season 11. Ani has a high speaking voice, something she says she was bullied for at school. Ani’s speaking voice and her singing voice sound like two different people.
Wé Ani College
Ani attended William Paterson University where she studied Jazz. Before that, she attended the Harlem School of the Arts.
Wé Ani Songs
Ani has released original music/songs. She released an album titled “Feeling Good,” which charted in the Top 100 of iTunes Pop Chart upon its release. She also has another album titled “Frantic.” Ani’s songs include “Head Up High,” “White Chocolate,” “Disgusted,” “To the Moon,” and “Villain Outta Me.” You can stream Ani’s Music on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music.
Wé Ani American Idol | Audition
Ani is one of the contestants of “American Idol” season 21 on ABC. She is a singer-songwriter from Harlem, New York. Ani was also a contestant in The Voice season 11 in 2016, where she finished as the runners-up.
Moreover, Ani has performed at Carnegie Hall. She was selected to perform at the 50th anniversary of the Harlem School of the Arts and twice won Amateur Night at the Apollo in New York.
Additionally, Ani has released original music including an album titled “Frantic.” Some of her songs include “Flowers,” “To the Moon,” and “Good For?”
“American Idol” season 21 premiered on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 8 pm on ABC. The judges of the season are Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie, with Ryan Seacrest as the host.
Ani performed a rendition of Demi Lovato’s “Anyone” during the audition for American Idol season 21. She earned a Golden ticket to Hollywood Week Round. Ani sang her original “Good For” during the Hollywood Week 1 round. She then paired with PJAE for a duet, singing a rendition of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ’em up.” Both Ani and PJAE qualified for the Showstoppers Round.
Catch new episodes of “American Idol” season 21 on ABC on Sundays at 8 pm to find out whether Ani makes it to the TOP 24 of “American Idol” season 21. The show is also available to watch via ABC’s official live-streaming channel.
American Idol Season 21 Contestants
The contestants of “American Idol” Season 21 include:
- William Guy Tongi (Iam Tongi)
- Colin Stough
- Haven Madison
- Kya Monee
- Michael Williams
- Megan Danielle
- Lucy Love
- Zachariah Smith
- Tyson Venegas
- Lyric Medeiros
- Elijah McCormick
- Nutsa Buzaladze
- Matt Wilson
- Trey Louis
- Kaylin Hedges
- Wé McDonald
- Warren Peay
- Oliver Steele
- Olivia Soli
- Kayleigh Clark
- Phil Kane
- Paige Anne
- Mariah Faith
- Malik Heard
- Marybeth Byrd
- Elise Kristine
- Emma Busse
- Hannah Nicolaisen
- Austin Markham
- Beckett Rex
- Brayden King
- Caden Glover
- Cameron Osterloh
- Caroline Kole
- Nailyah Serenity
How To Vote for American Idol 2023 Contestants
Voting for American Idol season 21 in 2023 opens on Sunday, April 16, 2023. There are three ways to vote for your favorite contestant:
- Vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote when voting is open; Voters MUST create an ABC.com account. First-time voters will be sent a confirmation email with a verification code. After receiving the code, go back to the site and enter the code where indicated. This step is necessary only once a season.
- Vote in the American Idol app for iOS or Android; The American Idol App is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play
- Vote via text; Text the contestant’s number to 21523; In this case, to vote for We Ani text number 8 to 21523. The number for each contestant will be listed on the ABC website when voting begins. Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply. Method available IN THE US ONLY.
Fans have to be at least 16 years old and located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands to vote on ABC.com or in the American Idol app.
Note: You can vote up to 10 times on Each voting method.
Wé Ani Instagram
Wé is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @we_ani with 167K followers as of April 2023.
Wé Ani Net worth
Ani has an estimated net worth of $500K-$800K. She is a singer-songwriter and actor from Harlem. Ani has released original music which can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. She has performed to global audiences including in Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., and New York, among other places. Ani has also performed internationally including in Amsterdam and Rwanda.