Who is McKayla Stacey? American Idol 2023 Contestant

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McKayla Stacey is an American singer and songwriter. She is one of the 24 contestant of American Idol 21, judged by Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. She is daughter of American Idol season 6 contestant Phil Stacey. She is originally from Andover, Kansas.

Birth & Early Life

McKayla Stacey was born in 2006. She is currently 18 years old and pursuing studies at Andover Central High School.

She developed a passion for singing from a young age, as she comes from a family of singers and her father toured with a band as a country artist. From middle school onwards, she found herself steadily becoming more and more interested in music and the joys of performing.


Stacey belongs to a musical family. Her father Phil Stacey first gained national attention on season 6 of the television talent show American Idol. He has recorded three albums titled, “Phil Stacey”, “Into the Light”, and “Faith.”

Her mother Kendra Stacey is an attorney at Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC. She has an elder sister named Chloe.

McKayla Stacey with Family
McKayla Stacey with Family


Following her father’s footsteps, Stacey auditioned for season 21 of American Idol. This is the second time she has been featured on the show. Sixteen years ago, Phil Stacey auditioned for season six of American Idol, even though it meant missing his daughter’s birth. Fortunately, he made it back to the hospital in time and captured her first moment on camera.

McKayla Stacey with her father on American Idol audition
McKayla Stacey with her father on American Idol audition

Stacey auditioned for the show in October and her father was able to accompany her to New Orleans. She shared her experience and said,

 “When I finally got to sing in front of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan — who are all amazing artists — I didn’t realize how nerve-racking it would really be, I didn’t think through it,” she said. “But they were super kind, the show was really kind to me, it was just a really good experience overall.” ((Kansas))


  • McKayla Stacey lives in Andover, Kansas with her family.
  • McKayla loves performing in theater at her high school. Whether it’s plays, musicals, or choir performances, Drama club gives her a platform to express herself on stage and show off her talent. She always looks forward to the next time she will get to take the stage and document her highlights on her Instagram.
  • She has an older sister, Chloe, who graduated from high school last year. Now she’s furthering her education by studying psychology and also a member of the Wichita Thunder Ice Girls hockey dance team.
McKayla Stacey with her sister Chloe
McKayla Stacey with her sisters
  • Stacey performed on “She Used to Be Mine” on American Idol 2023. She got two yeses from Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
  • She is quite active on her social media account and has a thousand followers on Instagram.
McKayla Stacey's instagram profile
McKayla Stacey’s instagram profile


What is the age of McKayla Stacey?

Stacey was born in 2006. She is currently 18 years old.

Where is McKayla Stacey from? Is she American?

Yes, Stacey is American. She raised in Andover, Kansas.

How tall is McKayla Stacey?

Stacey is 5 feet 5 inches tall. This makes her height 1.6 meters.

What is the weight of McKayla Stacey?

65 Kg or 145 lbs (Approx.)

Is McKayla Stacey on social media?

McKayla Stacey doesn’t have public Twitter or Snapchat accounts but she has an Instagram account. Her username is @mckaylastaceymusic

How many siblings does McKayla Stacey have?

She has an elder sister named Chloe.

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