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Marybeth Byrd: 5 Things To Know About The Country Singer In ‘American Idol’s Top 10

Marybeth Byrd is one of the standout country singers in 'American Idol' season 21's top 10. Get to know this country radio host from Arkansas.

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  • Marybeth has made American Idol’s top 10.
  • Marybeth was also on The Voice.
  • Marybeth is a country radio host.

Marybeth Byrd is one of the talented contestants that make up American Idol’s top 10. Marybeth has been a consistent performer amongst the country music singers of season 21 and shined during her top 12 performance, proving once again that she’s deserving of being in the competition.

So, who is Marybeth Byrd? The 22-year-old singer is familiar with the singing competition rodeo. Here’s everything you need to know about this standout artist.

1. Marybeth is a country radio host.

Marybeth works as a country radio host for Mix 106.3 in Jonesboro (KJBX). In her audition, Marybeth explained that she loves her job, but she’s “trying to get to the next chapter” in her life when it comes to her music career.

2. Marybeth also competed on The Voice.

Marybeth was a contestant in The Voice season 17. She got a 4-chair turned from the coaches and became a member of Team Legend. She made it to the top 8 live semi-finals before she was eliminated.

3. Marybeth grew up with a stutter.

Marybeth opened up about her stutter while she was on The Voice. “Marybeth grew up with a terrible stutter and was constantly teased. Speech therapy didn’t help, but one day her parents heard her sing and realized she wasn’t stuttering. Music became her refuge, and after performing at several charity events, she soon became known as the soul singer in her small country town,” her NBC bio reads.

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Marybeth Byrd during her top 20 performance. (ABC)

4. Marybeth is from Arkansas.

Marybeth is from Armorel, Arkansas. She currently attends Arkansas State University. She’s studying strategic communications.

5. Marybeth performed her original song on Idol.

During the April 23 episode, Marybeth sang her original song “People Pleaser.” The performance marked her first time singing an original on the show. Lionel Richie raved that the performance was “superstar material.” She’s released other singles, including “Something In The Orange,” “Jesus & Jail,” and more.