Daniel Seavey rose to stardom after his experience at the 14th season of the reality music show American Idol. From the auditions to his last performance, Seavey was lit all through and left the competition with an unforgettable significance. The singer wowed the judges with his rendition of ‘Straight Up’ by Paula Abdul at the auditions and maintained this buzz until his last day in the competition.
The American Idol experience opened a lot of doors for Seavey who is now a member of the boy band ‘Why Don’t We’. Daniel, alongside the band, has taken the US by storm, topping various charts and pulling a great fan base. Seavey’s rapid rise to success has not only attracted fans but has also drawn more attention to his career and personal life.
Who is Daniel Seavey?
Daniel Seavey – born on April 2, 1999, is regarded as one of the most popular pop singers in the US. The very talented vocalist started to develop an inclination towards music at a very young age and never stopped improving himself. At a young age of 8, he started playing musical instruments like the guitar and violin.
Singing at the comfort of his home was no longer doing it for Daniel Seavey; as a teenager, he enrolled in the prestigious American Idol with hopes of showcasing his talent to a large crowd. Confident in himself, he proceeded to San Francisco for his audition and served the judges with a mesmerizing performance of ‘Straight Up’ by Paula Abdul. Seavey graciously proceeded to the subsequent stages of the competitions, singing tracks by Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz and many more.
His second sizzling performance of Paula Abdul’s Straight Up saw him secure a spot in the top 24. The talented singer left the show after he made it to the top 9. At the time he left the competition, Seavey had garnered lots of followers and admirers as many were in awe of his ability to exude so much bravery and vocal excellence at a young age. His age which was also a topic for discussion created an enigmatic and unique aura around his persona.
Seavey did not relax after his exit from the competition, he immediately took to social platforms and fed the public with more amazing songs. He worked with some artists before joining the band Why Don’t We, made up of Jack Avery, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais and himself.
Family Life – His Parents, Siblings
Daniel was born in Vancouver, Washington to Jeffrey Seavey, his father, and Keri Seavey, his mother. He is originally from Portland, Oregon. Having a pastor for a father, Seavey was brought up in a decent home. His father preached at Living Water Community Church. One of four children; he has two brothers, Christian and Tyler Seavey, and a sister, Anna Seavey.
Daniel’s family have been very supportive of his career. It can be recalled that during his days at American Idol, his siblings would cheer so encouragingly during his performances. Seavey’s love for music was greatly encouraged by his father who would take him to Portland and watch him play on the streets for art walks.
Embracing music at a young age and having a very supportive family helped Seavey a lot as he is proficient with more than six musical instruments. Reports have it that he plays the guitar, piano, cello, recorder, saxophone, drums, violin, viola, and bass.
What is he Up to Now?
Although he lives with his parents, Daniel spends so much time with his band in Los Angeles. After halting his academics for a while to take part in the Idol competition, Daniel Seavey graduated from high school in 2017.
The singer has been engaged with the Why Don’t We band since then. The group released their first EP ‘Only the Beginning’ in November 2016. This came after their first single ‘Taking You’. They went on to release three more EPs in 2017.
The band released their fourth EP ‘Invitation’ in September 2017. They ended the year 2017 with a tour, promoting ‘invitation’ as well as a sizzling performance on Jingle Ball 2017. In 2018, Why Don’t We released their first official album ‘8 Letters’ which was a big hit. The band has released a lot of hit tracks that topped various charts in the country.