Willie Spence Biography
Willie Spence was an American-born Singer and Songwriter from Georgia. He became widely known after posting music covers of famous musicians’ songs on his social media platforms. He rose to fame for competing on ABC’s reality singing competition show American Idol,season19. Spence finished in second place on season 19 of American Idol.
Willie Spence Age | Birthday
Spence was born on June 18, 1999, in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. He was 23 years old as of October 2022 when he met his death. He celebrated his birthday on date 18 of June every year.
Willie Spence Height
Though Spence has not revealed his exact height measurement, according to his photographs, and relative to his surroundings, his height stands at around 6 feet.
Willie Spence Family | Parents
Spence was born to his parents; Sharon (mother) and Willie Spence Sr. (father). Sometimes in 2017, the American Idol, season 19 contestant, posted a picture of his mother Sharon, on his Instagram page. The singer seems to have a close relationship with his mother. He revealed that he learned to sing from his mother as she is also a singer. Willie’s father is a chef.
Willie Spence Dating| Girlfriend | Gay | Wife
Spence was not married as of October 2022. He had kept his dating life private and, therefore it is not known whether he had a girlfriend or not. It is also not known whether he was straight or gay. There is no information on his past relationships either.
Willie Spence Death and Cause of Death
Spence died in a car crash on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. He died after hitting the rear of a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 24 East near Chattanooga, according to news outlets, which cited a Tennessee Highway Patrol (source: ABC News). Spence was wearing a seatbelt. The tractor trailer driver was not injured according to the crash report.
Willie Spence Education
Spence studied at Coffee High School in Douglas, Georgia. After high school graduation, he joined Florida State University for his college education.
Willie Spence American Idol | Audition | Music | Top 9
Spence was a contestant on ABC’s reality show, American Idol, season 19. The talented singer performed a rendition of Rihanna’s Diamond for his audition, and earned himself three nods from the judges; Luke Brayan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie, and a golden ticket to Hollywood Week. Willie was joined by Katherine McPhee to sing Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion’s Prayer, during the Duet stage of the singing competition. Spence dedicated the song to his late grandfather whereas McPhee dedicated the song to his late father. After the duet performance, the judges had only amazing things to say to the Florida native. He sang Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain which earned him a Top 12 qualification. During the Top 12 round, he sang Stand Up by Cynthia Erivo, which saw him move to the Top 9 stage of the competition.
Willie started singing when he was three years old. The amazingly talented singer grew up singing in his grandfather’s church in Florida. He released a six-song EP titled The Voice, on April 2, 2021. The songs on his The Voice EP are:
- So Gone
- One Minute With God
- Forever More
- Chance On Me
- Notice Me
American Idol 2021 Top 9 Contestants
Other contestants who made it to the top 9 of American Idol, season 19 include:
- Alyssa Wray
- Casey Bishop
- DeShawn Goncalves
- Grace Kinstler
- Hunter Metts
- Cassandra Coleman
- Caleb Kennedy
- Chayce Beckham
To Vote for American Idol 2021
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- Go to americanidol.com/vote
- Use the American Idol app
- Text the contestant’s number to 21523
Voting closes at 6:00 a.m ET | 3.00 a.m PT
Willie Spence Net worth
Spence has an estimated net worth ranging from $100K-$1 million. He earned his income through music. He released an EP in April 2021, which can be found on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.com
Willie Spence Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Facebook
Spence was active on social media platforms. You can connect with him on his Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube account through the following links: