Meet ‘American Idol’ Season 22 Contestant Amari Keys Who Started Singing to Escape Homelessness

Waterbury, Connecticut: ‘American Idol’ season 22 contestant Amari Keys is an aspiring singer hoping to win a golden ticket to Hollywood with her soulful audition.

She performed on an upcoming episode of the ABC show to serenade the judges, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Amari started singing at a very young age, not just for passion, but to escape homelessness.

In a recent interview, Amari revealed, “I started singing when I was probably 11.” The ABC show contestant also shared, “I was homeless at the time. My mom and I were just fighting.”

Amari recalled that she sang candidly and a man praised her voice. “They were like, ‘You have a voice. You can make big money with it,'” he recalls.

“I got into it first, and it became a way of coping and emotion, and it became more than just financial stability,” Amari elaborates. Amari will appear on the ABC show stage and perform Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’.

'American Idol' Season 22 star Amari Kiss to perform on ABC show (Instagram/@sryamari)
Amari will perform on ‘American Idol’ Season 22 (Instagram/@sryamari)

‘American Idol’ Season 22 star Amari Keys reflects on her transition

‘American Idol’ Season 22 star Amari Keys has recently undergone a transformation. The contestant documented her journey on social media and shared on her Instagram post that she was scared to sing after her transition. He took a break from singing for a few years.

However, Amri returned to acting for the first time since her transition with ‘American Idol’.

She shared, “@AmericanIdol The first time I got back on there, I didn’t make as many friends as everyone else; I don’t know if it was because I was trans, or because I was just antisocial but I tried to pretend.” Amari claimed that this was her first step in “loving myself and putting myself first”.

The aspiring singer then expressed her gratitude to her followers who wanted to be with her during her journey, claiming, “Trying to love myself more at this point.”

Amari revealed a video of her song along with her statement that she was “in the hospital with her boyfriend for the last 2-3 days so my voice might be a little tired.”

'American Idol' Season 22 star Amari Keys reflects on her transition (Instagram/@sryamari)
‘American Idol’ Season 22 star Amari Keys reflects on her transition (Instagram/@sryamari)

How old is ‘American Idol’ season 22 contestant Amari Keys?

She was 29 years old when she auditioned for ‘American Idol’ season 22 contestant Amari Keys. The aspiring singer was ‘terrified’ when she auditioned for the ABC show because it was her last chance. before his age expires.

Contestants on the ABC show must be between the ages of 15 and 29. Amari shared with the outlet that he probably “would have regretted it (if I didn’t), because I could have auditioned for this show last year.”

'American Idol' Season 22 contestant Amari Kiss (Instagram/@sryamari)
‘American Idol’ Season 22 contestant Amari Kiss (Instagram/@sryamari)

Catch new episodes of ‘American Idol’ Season 22 every Sunday at 8 pm ET on ABC. The latest episodes will be available to stream on Hulu the following day

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