Elijah McCormick: Platinum Ticket Winner of American Idol 21

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Elijah McCormick is an American singer and songwriter. His journey to success began when he competed in the 21st season of American Idol, where he became the first contestant to win the esteemed Platinum Ticket. Hailing from Pinecrest, North Carolina, McCormick’s story is a testament to dedication and hard work.

Birth & Early Life

Elijah McCormick was born on May 19, 2001 in Pinecrest, North Carolina. He has pursued high school graduation from Pinecrest High School.

Before appearing on television, he has worked as a technician for an ophthalmologist in Aberdeen and attends classes at Sandhills Community College.


His father Keith McCormick owns a Landscaping business, ‘Keith McCormick Landscaping’ in the Moore and Hoke, Lee County.

Elijah Mccormick (American Idol) with Father
Elijah McCormick with Father

While mother Teshauna used to work as Front Desk Receptionist at Sandhills Children’s Center in North Carolina.

Elijah Mccormick with Mother
Elijah McCormick with mother Teshauna

He has two younger sister in the family.

Elijah McCormick with Parents and Sisters
Elijah McCormick with Parents and Sisters


McCormick impressively showcased his vocal prowess on his American Idol 21 audition, where he sang “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. His performance was so captivating that it earned him a Platinum Ticket from the judges and a chance to compete in American Idol.

Car Accident

McCormick was determined to chase his dreams in 2019 and had set his sight on auditioning for American Idol. His plans were dashed, however, when a head-on vehicle collision left him seriously injured. His recovery was far from easy, as he needed dialysis, had to be fed through a feeding tube and undergone 10 surgeries.

What’s more, he coded multiple times and was hospitalized for 79 days . The road to recovery was long, but Elijah never gave up hope and was able to make a full recovery in the end.

Picture of Elijah Mccormick after Car Accident


  • Elijah McCormick was born and brought up in North Carolina.
  • He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • He was announced and congratulated by American Idol as first winner of Platinum Ticket on official Instagram account on December 5, 2022.
  • He loves to travel in his spare time.


What is the age of Elijah McCormick?

McCormick was born on May 19, 2001. He is currently 23-years old.

How tall is Elijah McCormick?

McCormick is 6′ ft (1.8 m) in height.

What is the weight of Elijah McCormick?

200 lbs (90 Kg) approx.

Is Elijah McCormick on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook?

Yes, he is active with username @musicbyelijahmc

How many siblings does Elijah McCormick have?

McCormick has two younger sister.

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