Meet Cay Aliese, daughter of late Nolan Neal who performing on American Idol 21

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Cay Aliese is one of the contestants who participated in American Idol Season 23. The season is judged by Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. She also leads a group called “The Deep Worship”. Aliese has released many singles, including Safer To Hate, Send Me A Butterfly, A Daughter (You Can’t Love), Ruins, and Polish All The Pieces.

Who is Cay Aliese?

Cay Aliese is an ambitious 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Dandridge, Tennessee, who is married and the mother of two. After taking a full-time job in social media marketing, Cay has not let go of her dreams to share her music across the world with her family. She is part of the worship group The Deep Worship, or The Deep for short, and has already released solo music.

Aliese, daughter of the late Nolan Neal, is no stranger to the spotlight. Neal was a former contestant on The Voice and America’s Got Talent, sadly passed away in July of 2022 due to a drug overdose. To honour her father, Cay posted a heartfelt musical tribute to him just four days after his death. In it, she expressed sorrow that her dad never got to hear her sing.

Aliese opened up in a recent interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel about her own struggles with pursuing her musical dreams. She revealed that there were times when she felt a pull towards music, but didn’t want to follow in her father’s footsteps. After his passing, Aliese decided to take the plunge and auditioned for American Idol. She ultimately concluded that she was either going to pursue her passion or forget about it completely. Taking a risk, she chose to go after her dreams and live out her passion.

She has already made her mark in the music industry by releasing five singles, namely “Polish All the Pieces”, “Ruins”, “Send Me a Butterfly” and “Steady Girl”, all of which were written by her.


Cay Aliese on American Idol 21

Aliese is looking to make her mark in the music world like her famous father. She was seen on the ‘American Idol 21’ at the Las Vegas auditions. She performed on the original song, ‘The City of Nashville’, which is inspired by her dad.


Aliese got married to Jordan at the age of 19. The couple was also blessed with two sons.

Cay Aliese with Children
Cay Aliese with Children

About American Idol 21

American Idol is back and better than ever for its twenty-first season! This sixth season since the show’s revival is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie. The audition process has changed drastically due to Covid-19; this season has seen the introduction of the remote auditions that took place from August 3 to September 14, 2022.

In addition, the show brought back the “Platinum Ticket,” which gives three lucky contestants the chance to advance directly to Hollywood Week and pick their duet partners.

The journey to becoming America’s next singing idol is a long and hard one. However, viewers are able to follow along every step of the way and root for their favorites. From the regional auditions to Hollywood Week to the grueling live shows, American Idol provides an up-close look at some of the best up-and-coming talent out there. It’s an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved, filled with plenty of surprises and intense performances.

This season of American Idol looks like it will be full of moments that will stick with viewers for years to come. Let’s all stay tuned to see what amazing talent American Idol season 21 has in store!

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