Amara Valerio is an American singer and songwriter. She is one of the contestants on American Idol 23. The show is judged by Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. She is a former Yonkers Junior Idol and Yonkers Idol contestant. If she is successful, Amara will be the first Yonkers Idol to appear on American Idol.
Who is Amara Valerio?
Born in Yonkers, Amara Valerio graduated from Yonkers Montessori Academy in 2020. She also attended Cornell University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies.
Valerio currently works as a Human Resources Intern for Capital One. He previously worked at Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Professional Fraternity and Cornell University. ((LinkedIn))
She is an extrovert who loves to sing R&B and soul in her free time, drink an iced latte from Cornell’s famous Zeus Cafe, and spend quality time with her beloved older brother Luke.
Valerio performed “Bust Your Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan during the American Idol audition. She was “Kanye’d” while singing the National Anthem at her high school graduation ceremony. This infamous mishap quickly went viral and Katy, Luke and Lionel were filled with outrage after watching the incident unfold.
Valerio further shared that, unfortunately, his own graduation the following year was canceled due to COVID closures, preventing him from having the opportunity to redeem himself and sing the National Anthem for his own promotion. ((Young Time)) ((Westchester News))
Amara Valerio was born on March 5, 2002 in Yonkers, New York. She is an older sister named Leyla Valerio. ((Instagram)) She is currently in a relationship with musician Andrew Aman.
Amara Valerio with her sister when they were childrenAmara Valerio with her boyfriend Andrew Aman
About American Idol 21
American Idol is back and better than ever for its twenty-first season! This sixth season since the show’s revival is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. The audition process has changed drastically due to Covid-19; This season has seen the introduction of remote auditions which took place from August 3 to September 14, 2022.
Additionally, the show brought back the “Platinum Ticket,” which gives three lucky contestants the opportunity to advance directly to Hollywood Week and choose their duet partners.
The journey to becoming America’s next singing idol is long and difficult. However, viewers can follow every step of the way and support their favorites. From regional auditions to Hollywood Week to grueling live shows, American Idol offers an up-close look at some of the most promising talent out there. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone involved, full of surprises and intense performances.
This season of American Idol looks to be full of moments that will stick with viewers for years to come. Let’s all stay tuned to see what incredible talent season 21 of American Idol has in store!
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