American Idol 21: Hannah Nicolaisen who quitted her job to pursue music dreams

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Hannah Nicolaisen is an acclaimed American Singer and Musician. She is well-known for her intimate and acoustic performances of classic pop, country and rock songs. She has performed at various locations in Montgomery such as the Fitzgerald House, Red Bluff Bar, Range 231, and The Market. ((LinkedIn))

Who is Hannah Nicolaisen?

Hannah Nicolaisen, 24, hails from Houston, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Currently residing in Montgomery, Alabama, she performs live music. In addition to receiving her degree in Exercise Science in 2022, Hannah played Division 2 volleyball at the University of Illinois Springfield. She also took part in TEDxUofISpringfield.

She served as a Career Peer Student Mentor while in college. She eventually gave up her job as an IT recruiter, transitioning to a full-time musician. Hannah studied physics, engineering, and mathematics at Cowley College and Cypress Woods High School in Kansas, before transferring to the University of Illinois. She later obtained a master’s degree in psychology.

In 2023, she participated as a contestant in American Idol Season 21, featuring the trio of judges – Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie. She has performed “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” song by Elton John on the audition.

Hannah has yet to put out any of her own music, though she has shared covers of songs such as “Chariot” on YouTube and TikTok.


Personal Life

Hannah was born on December 28, 1999 in Houston, Texas to Carol TeWeII Nicolaisen (mother) and Tom Nicolaisen (father). Her brother is named Heath. ((Instagram)) ((Instagram))

Hannah Nicolaisen with Father
Hannah Nicolaisen with Father
Hannah Nicolaisen with Mother
Hannah Nicolaisen with Mother

In December 2022, she got engaged to her fiancé Matheus Telles, who hails from Brazil and is an Assistant Coach at Faulkner University. Hannah proudly shared the news with her followers through Instagram, expressing her delight in being engaged to the love of her life. ((Instagram))

Hannah Nicolaisen with Fiancé Matheus Telles
Hannah Nicolaisen with Fiancé Matheus Telles

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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