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Chayce Beckham biography: 13 things about ‘American Idol’ Season 19 winner

Chayce Beckham is a country singer and songwriter from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, California. (a)
  2. In 2000, he got his first guitar. (b)
  3. He attended Vanguard Preparatory School in Apple Valley where he did his first live performance. (b)
  4. He was kicked out of two different high schools in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County. He was homeschooled for a short period. (b)
  5. When he was in fifth grade, he performed “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World in Vanguard Preparatory School. (c)
  6. He and his punk-reggae-funk band he Sinking Sailors performed in different places including SeaLegs in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, DBA in Pomona, Los Angeles County, the Britestar Tavern in Glendora, San Gabriel Valley and Callahan’s Irish Pub in Irwindale, San Gabriel Valley until the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit in 2020. (b)
  7. In December 2020, he wrote a song titled “Mama.” (c)
  8. He worked as a forklift driver before auditioning for “American Idol” Season 19 in 2020. (a)
  9. In 2020, his mother and stepfather signed him up to audition for “American Idol.”
  10. When he auditioned for “American Idol” Season 19, he sang “What Brings Life Also Kills” by Kolton Moore and the Clever Few in Ojai, Ventura County, California before judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie. (b)
  11. On April 18, 2021, he advanced to the Top 12 of “American Idol” Season 19. On April 19, 2021, he revealed that he had pending driving under the influence (DUI) charges. (b)
  12. On May 16, 2021, he debuted his original song “23” on “American Idol” Season 19. (d)
  13. He was 24 years old when he won “American Idol” Season 19, which aired on ABC from February 14, 2021 to May 23, 2021. In the finale, he sang “Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton, “Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran and “Blackbird” by the Beatles. (a) (c)

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