- Olivia Soli has made American Idol season 21’s top 26.
- Olivia is from Los Angeles.
- Olivia has been inspired by Beyonce.
Olivia Soli has become one of season 21’s most notable vocal standouts. The 21-year-old singer first impressed Lionel Richie with a stellar performance of his hit track during her audition, and now she’s made it all the way to the top 26 — so far.
Olivia’s stellar vocals set her apart from a lot of the competition. She’s got what it takes to be a star. So, who is Olivia Soli? HollywoodLife has rounded up everything you need to know.
1. Olivia’s performance of ‘Hello’ stunned Lionel Richie.
Olivia impressed the judges, specifically Lionel, with her terrific rendition of Lionel’s hit “Hello.” Lionel praised Olivia for her take on his song. “You did it to perfection,” he said. Lionel added that Olivia was the “best so far in this audition.” Luke Bryan called the performance “tremendous” and “one of the best” he’d seen as well.
Olivia coasted through Hollywood Week and performed with the rest of the top 26 in Hawaii. She performed “Motions” by Mariah Carey. Luke told the singer that she is a “couple steps above a lot of people in this competition.”
2. Olivia is a Los Angeles native.
3. Olivia has released a single.
Olivia released the song “Boy Bye” in 2021. The song was her debut single. “The inspiration for ‘Boy Bye’ is drawn from situations where ‘the thrill is in the chase,’” Olivia told Vents magazine. “Meaning, as soon as the boy thinks he has a hold on you, he is suddenly not interested. As soon as he sees us girls thriving and enjoying life without him, he wants to crawl back.”
4. Olivia has been inspired by famous artists.
In her IMDb profile, Olivia cites Alicia Keys and Beyonce as having “influenced her style of music and have been role models to her music career.” Olivia knew she wanted to be a performer when she was just 5 years old.
5. Olivia is on TikTok.
Olivia has over 69,000 followers on TikTok. Most of her videos are covers of hit songs by Fleetwood Mac, Miley Cyrus, and more. Her TikTok video covering Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” went viral and has over 900,000 views.