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‘American Idol’ 20: Who is Aaron Westberry? Singer, 20, started pursuing music recently

Aaron Westberry will be eying for the golden ticket in order to continue his journey on the show
Aaron Westberry (Photo by Instagram@wessbery)
Aaron Westberry (Photo by Instagram@wessbery)

‘American Idol’ with its historic Season 20 premiered on ABC network for the fifth season consecutively. It earlier aired on Fox for 15 seasons. The fans of the singing reality show got to see the crackling chemistry of the judges namely Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan once again. The premiere episode of the show was aired on February 27 whereas, the next will entertain the audience on Sunday, March 6.
The show opened with a bang as several aspiring singers tried their luck to earn the coveted Golden Ticket of Hollywood. A contestant named HunterGirl raised the bar as she also got the newly-introduced platinum ticket. Singers like Kelsie Dolin, Christian Guardino, Luke G Taylor, Mike Parker, Kenedi Anderson, Isaiah Jaay, and Kurtis Bell among others are expected to make an appearance on the second episode of ‘American Idol’ season 20. Aaron Westberry is another contestant who will be eying for the golden ticket in order to continue his journey on the show.
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Who is Aaron Westberry?

Aaron Westberry is one of the newest contestants on season 20 of ‘American Idol’. The skilled singer hails from Greenville and does not really stay active on Instagram but he did reveal that he auditioned for the new season of ‘American Idol’. Aaron is an Eastside High School graduate and has reportedly started pursuing music recently. The 20-year-old crooner apparently did not consider music professionally earlier. He describes his music as “popish”. According to reports, Aaron Westberry had given the live audition in Nashville.  He performed a rendition of Sam Hunt’s song ‘2016’ and indie rock group The Band CAMINO’s song ‘2/14’ to crack the main auditions.
In an interview with Greenville Journal, Aaron stated, “I only started pursuing music recently.” He continued, “One night in the summer after work, I was listening to this podcast with Morgan Wallen in it and he was talking about how he got his start on The Voice and I was like ‘well, let me try that.’ I looked up The Voice auditions and I had missed it by like a week and I went over to American Idol and signed up for that.” Aaron Westberry keenly sings in the youth choir at Taylors First Baptist Church. Speaking on his audition, he stated, “I feel like it hasn’t actually hit me exactly how big it is to be on the show and on TV. I’m sure as it gets closer to the air date, it will be start to be like ‘oh goodness.’”

The second episode of ‘American Idol’ season 20 will air on ABC at 8 pm ET. The show is expected to air a total of18 episodes and might wrap up in late May. The auditions for the new season were held in Los Angeles, Austin, and Nashville. Online auditions too happened with virtual sessions. While the format of the show will remain the same, a new platinum ticket has been introduced that would allow the holders to skip the first day of Hollywood Week.