It’s the decision that has divided the US nation into two.

Laine Hardy was crowned the American Idol 2019 winner, although many thought that Alejandro Aranda was robbed of the victory.

Having first appeared in episode 2 with his original song “Out Loud”, Alejandro became a firm favourite for soulful singing and down-to-earth nature.

Here are five things you need to know about Alejandro Aranda!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 13: (L-R) American Idol judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban onstage during “American Idol” XIV Grand Finale at Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Where is Alejandro from?

The contestant’s full name is Alejandro Aranda.

He’s from Pomona, California.

 

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You can follow Alejandro on Instagram at @scarypoolparty.

Scary Pool Party is also the performer’s stage name. It’s a good one!

If you loved his song “Out Loud” then you definitely need to give him a follow.

He posts a range of material on his Instagram regularly. Incredibly, Alejandro started the comp with 30,000 followers although he now has over 600,000!

How old is he?

Alejandro is 24 years old.

However, he’s quite clearly skilled beyond his years.

While auditioning for American Idol, he played the guitar and sang. Yet, he’s also very passionate about the piano.

What’s his day job?

American Idol is all about making your dreams a reality.

Alejandro is a dishwasher by day. However, now he’s a global singing star!

Alejandro American Idol: Influences

Like many great musicians, Alejandro boasts a diverse taste.

He has been playing for four years and has grown particularly fond of classical music. His influences extend to the likes of Bach and Chopin.

Then, there’s also Nine Inch Nails. Certainly an interesting mix!

 

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