If you watched this year’s American Idol, you can’t help but be a fan of the 20-year-old astonishing singer Leah Marlene. She is a singer, songwriter, and music producer and has been living music since she was little. Born in Toronto, Canada, she moved to Normal, Illinois as a kid.
Her father is Derry Grehan, songwriter and lead guitarist with the Canadian band, Honeymoon Suite. Leah has been performing live in Illinois, Nashville, and Canada. Since she was a kid, she studied songwriting for two years at Belmont University in Nashville. Her style can vary from pop, soul, funk, jazz, rock, Americana, etc.
She currently has two albums and an EP under her belt, namely, The space between (2020), More colors (released 4th March 2022), and Arrow (2018), respectively. This young lady has 87 thousand 8 hundred following on instagram as of now. And has 58 thousand plus monthly listeners on Spotify as of now.
Her most listened-to song is “If You love me” by Guy Gabrial, featuring her, with 625,471 listens. She got herself a healthy following at apple music too. She has 6.68k subscribers on Youtube, and she’s just starting.
Leah started the 20th season of American Idol with a charm and energy that won judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and the audience’s hearts. She jokes about how she’s been watching Idol since she was very young and had just been born when Kelly Clarkson won the show.
She auditioned with her guitar, belting out her acoustic version of One direction’s hit song “Steal my girl.” She impressed all three judges and said that she’s only going in one direction, and that’s top!
After the other awesome performances that include her melodious song “Flowers,” which made Katy cry, and singing the iconic Katy Perry song “Firework” with Katy herself, there is no surprise that she made it to the top three.
Unfortunately, though, she was eliminated first from the top three as she was voted out and couldn’t win the show as she very well deserved. Instead, another well-deserving candidate won the show, Noah Thompson.
Even though Leah couldn’t win the show, she still amassed love and respect from millions of people who would follow her on the journey after the Idol. As she recently released an album a few months back, her next album could probably be out later this year or next year.
She will be doing shows all around America now that her reach and fan following have expanded. And as the dedicated musician that she is, who genuinely loves everything music, she would continue to create, produce, write and sing music. Follow her on all the different social media platforms to be informed about her upcoming ventures.