Who is Matt Wilson? R&B singer released six singles ahead of 'American Idol' 2023

Who is Matt Wilson? R&B singer released six singles ahead of 'American Idol' 2023
'American Idol' 2023 contestant Matt Wilson will audition in the second episode of the show (ABC/Eric McCandless)

BUFFALO, NEW YORK: 'American Idol' 2023 has got some of the talented rising singing sensations on its premiere episode. But, the hunt for rising stars is going on. The viewers will get to listen to some more mellifluous voices as more contestants are yet to audition for the ABC Network singing competition. Matt Wilson is among the singers who are scheduled to audition for 'American Idol' Season 21, Episode 2.

Wilson has already showcased his talent in front of the judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, in a bid for the platinum ticked during the 2022 American Music Awards. Though he didn't get the platinum ticket, Wilson will compete for the golden ticket. With breathtaking performances on premiere night, viewers will get to meet Wilson this season. If you still have no idea who Matt Wilson is, then read below to know details about the singing sensation.


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Who is Matt Wilson?

Matt Wilson, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter, hails from Buffalo, New York. Wilson is a husband, believer, and singer. He already released six singles which were also huge hits. His latest single, 'There For You' was released in September 2022. Wilson's previous releases include 'I Can’t Wait'. Moreover, the singer also shot the music video for the romantic single on his wedding day in July 2021. Wilson started singing when he was just nine. He grew up listening to gospel, R&B, jazz, and classical music, as reported by in the Buffalo Latino Village newspaper. He studied at the Buffalo School of Performing Arts, where he got a chance in musical theater. In 2019, he won the best actor Kenny Award for his performances as the lead in his school’s performance of Les Miserables, as reported by the outlet. Wilson dubbed his YouTube channel MW Productions. Besides his impressive vocals skills, he also gives music tips on his YouTube channel.

Matt Wilson in 'American Idol' 2023

During American Music Awards in November, Matt had an impressive audition for the silver ticket, with Haven Madison and Elijah McCormick. Matt performed 'For Tonight' by Giveon during the previous round. Wilson took to his social media and gushed about his audition experience saying, it was "outside my comfort zone." The singer also thanks his wife "for pushing me and believing in me." Though he didn't receive the platinum ticket, he will still have a golden chance at Hollywood Week. Meanwhile, the first look for 'American Idol' 2023 has been revealed and Wilson seems happy.


'American Idol' season 21 episode 2 will premiere at 8 pm ET on Sunday, February 26, 2023. It will be available on Hulu the next day.

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