‘AGT’ Alum Yoli Mayor Stuns During Musical Comeback on ‘American Idol’
Fans of America’s Got Talent probably recognized a familiar face during the auditions of American Idol. The familiar face is none other than Yoli Mayor, AGT season 12 finalist. It seems like after nearly five years this singer is ready to compete once again.
Yoli took to her American Idol audition with a brand new look. While on AGT, she had long hair with one side of her head shaved. On American Idol, she is now rocking short purple hair. When walking into her audition, Katy Perry acknowledged the hairstyle and Yoli agreed, stating that she’s no longer trying to blend in with the crowd.
This singer took to the audition stage with an original song called “Beautiful broken things.” Within her audition, she showed off her outstanding low vocals that were first heard on the AGT stage. She ended the song with a smile, stating that she’s a beautiful broken thing.
Once she finished the song, the judges all agreed that they loved the power behind her performance. Perry stated that the power was too much for her in the overall performance, she would’ve rather had the singer get louder and pull back with time. Each of the judges except for Perry gave Yoli a yes.
What Has Yoli Been up To Since America’s Got Talent?
Many talent show fans remember Yoli from her original AGT audition in 2017. At 21 years old she took to the stage singing “I Put a Spell on You” by Jay Hawkins. Simon Cowell stopped her mid performance and told her the song and cocktail dress were too old for her, he’d much rather hear her sing a younger song. This singer stunned the audience and continued on in the competition before getting eliminated in the semi finals.
There’s not much information about what Yoli did following America’s Got Talent considering her Instagram page is relatively new. It appears like she either recently began her account in 2020 or decided to begin a new that year. Since the beginning of the account, Yoli shared photos with her partner, as well as her new haircut.
Yoli’s Twitter seems to be more active than her Instagram. According to her Twitter, she spent much of 2019 performing locally in Miami, Florida. On top of that, shorter hair seems to have originated in 2018 after her conclusion of America’s Got Talent. There are plenty of videos of her live performances on both YouTube and Twitter.
In 2020, Yoli released her first singles to streaming with the record company, Sugarshack. This recording company based in Bonita Springs, Florida often has artists join them in backyard sessions. Yoli performed with them twice in the year, releasing both the single “Fire,” as well as an EP featuring a cover of “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Sugarshack Dream” and more.