Dimitrius Graham Biography, Age, Gay, American Idol Season 17, American Idol Audition, Disney song, Hollywood Round

Dimitrius Graham Biography

Dimitrius Graham is a27 years old musician, born in Baltimore Maryland United States, who finished second on season 17 of American Idol.

Dimitrius Graham Age

Dimitrius Graham was born in the United States. He is 27 years old as of 2019.

Dimitrius Graham Net worth

Dimitrius Graham earns his income from his work as a professional singer. He also earns his income from other related organizations and from the Awards industry. He has an estimated net worth $ 1million dollars.

Dimitrius Graham Gay

Dimitrius Graham is openly gay (bisexual) in nature and he is proud of this without fear or anything.

Dimitrius Graham Education

Dimitrius Graham attended college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a music major at the college.

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Dimitrius Graham American Idol Season 17

Dimitrius Graham is a contestant on Season 17 of American Idol. He started posting videos of his performances in 2014. There are three videos of him placing first in the amateur night competition at New York’s Apollo Theater in 2016 alone. Dimitrius hails from Baltimore, Maryland. His profession is listed as a Retail Associate on ABC’s American Idol Cast.

Dimitrius Graham was the first appeared in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Wade Cota. He sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. He advanced and was shown in a group called “Unexpected Vibe” with Shayy,

Assata Renay and William Oliver Jr.singing “I Want it That Way” by Backstreet Boys. As a sign of respect and connection with Shayy, the other three members of the group all put on goggles near the end of their performance.

Everyone in his group advanced except for William. After his untelevised final solo performance, he was placed in the third deliberation room, along with Tyler Mitchell, Wade Cota, Alyssa Raghu, Bumbly, Kason Lester, Eddie Island, Shawn Robinson, and Myra Tran. It was revealed that everyone in the room advanced.

Dimitrius Graham Hollywood Round

Dimitrius Graham was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Wade Cota. He sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. He advanced and was shown in a group called “Unexpected Vibe” with Shayy,

Assata Renay and William Oliver Jr. singing “I Want it That Way” by Backstreet Boys. As a sign of respect and connection with Shayy, the other three members of the group all put on goggles near the end of their performance. Everyone in his group advanced except for William.

After his untelevised final solo performance, he was placed in the third deliberation room, along with Tyler Mitchell, Wade Cota, Alyssa Raghu, Bumbly, Kason Lester, Eddie Island, Shawn Robinson, and Myra Tran. It was revealed that everyone in the room advanced.

Dimitrius Graham Hawaii Round

Dimitrius sang “Latch” by Disclosure, ft. Sam Smith. The judges felt he was good enough to become a semifinalist. He has also sung “Hello” by Adele and “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham in a duet with Graham. Afterward, the judges told him he did enough to become a Top 14 finalist.

Dimitrius Graham American Idol Audition

Dimitrius Graham audition was not televised.

Top 20
Dimitrius sang “Hello” by Adele and “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham in a duet with Graham. Afterward, the judges told him he did enough to become a Top 14 finalist.

Top 14
Dimitrius sang “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran during the Live Show and “When the Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish. He did not make the Top 7 in the voting but was saved by Luke Bryan, making him a Top 10 finalist.

Top 10
Dimitrius sang “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins from Tarzan. He, along with Uché, received the lowest number of votes, and the judges chose not to save him, eliminating him from the competition.

Dimitrius Graham Disney song

Dimitrius Graham History

Luke Bryan saved Dimitrius Graham from elimination on American Idol last week, but on Sunday, the Baltimore native’s time on the show came to an end. On what was “Disney Week” on the Disney-owned ABC show, he performed “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan. The 27-year-old broke down after singing the song, dedicating it to his mother, who has been battling illness during his run on the show.

Graham first auditioned for American Idol when he was 18, making this a nearly decade-long journey to the Top 10. He got consistently high marks for his theatrics and ability to sing the roof off of any song he covered. Currently living in Los Angeles and working in the service industry, Graham is Baltimore-bred, the second connectionCharm City has to the show this season (Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon advanced to Idol’s Top 8 on Sunday).

A Milford Mill Academy and Morgan State alum, the Northwest Baltimore native frequented Shake & Bake and XS Sushi and grew up singing in church, taking after his mother, who he calls his “best friend.” “I am Baltimore raised,” he says. “The type of love that I get in Baltimore is like no other,” Baltimore spoke with Graham last week ahead of his Sunday performance about how he chose his style, grew out of his shell, and stayed in touch with his Baltimore upbringing.

Dimitrius Graham Interview

Northwest Baltimore: Native What have you taken from growing up in Baltimore?I’ve lived in three different places: Baltimore, Philly, and LA now. Baltimore people, we’ve been through a lot. We stick together. We’ve just been through a lot of stuff. The way that we just stay together and take care of ourselves, look after each other, it’s unbelievable. It’s a love that I can’t find anywhere else.

Northwest Baltimore: You’ve been open about your upbringing and some of the struggles you’ve faced. What were some of the things you overcame to get to where you are?

I definitely grew up in the streets. I definitely have seen different things. I have friends that have taken different routes, whether it was selling drugs or hustling or gang violence and things like that. I definitely grew up with ADHD. I grew up with a learning disability. I’ve experienced all of that. All of those struggles that Baltimore kids grow up with—I’ve definitely been there. I grew up in a single-parent home. I didn’t have a father in my house. I grew up watching my mom having to work three to four jobs and still make it to Sunday morning church. I know about Section 8. I know about food stamps. I’m just happy that my mom kind of guided me in the right direction.

Northwest Baltimore: You’re candid on Idol how close you and your mother are.

My mom, she’s my best friend. I’ve witnessed her go through a lot. I didn’t have a lot of male figures in my life. I grew up watching her be my father and my mother. She was at all of my games–football, basketball. She tried her best to make all of my concerts. I love her and am really appreciative for everything and all of the sacrifices that she made for me. She’s my best friend.

Northwest Baltimore: When your mom was set to have surgery while you were competing in Hollywood, it was a moment people responded to. You FaceTimed her during your performance. What was that moment like?

I moved to LA and I’ve been here for a year now, but I really miss my mom because she’s been going through a lot of sickness and illnesses. I want to come back home, but my siblings won’t let me. They want me to continue to stay out here and strive and grind. I talk to [my mom] every day. [At that time] she was just telling me how she’s trying to prepare herself for open-heart surgery, and I felt bad that I couldn’t be there for her. I just thought, “If only I could share this moment with her, I would be super grateful.” A lot of people have been writing to me just telling me how they were very much touched by it. I definitely have been called a mama’s boy, but I’m fine with that.

Northwest Baltimore: Do you ever think about your experience compared to some of the people you grew up with?

I actually have at least four friends right now who didn’t have fathers in their lives and are the male figure in their family, so they had to put their basketball dreams on hold and their music dreams on hold because they had to take care of their parents. It just means a lot that my siblings are willing to step up and take care of my mom.

Northwest Baltimore: You have a background in classical music how does that translate to what you do on Idol? Are there certain advantages?

I majored in classical music and I definitely love opera shout out to Pavarotti! When I got to college, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it my entire life. So I kind of abandoned it, but everybody kept telling me not to. After I graduated, I tried to build my brand. I went and got the tattoos I wanted and I kind of went through a rebellious stage because I really didn’t want to do opera and I felt like my mother really wanted me to. I started doing it and I just started getting booked and people started booking me more because people were so infatuated with the fact that I was this guy who has these tattoos and he can sing opera so crazy and other genres as well.

Northwest Baltimore: How do your tattoos contribute to your individuality?

I feel like I do what I want. I do what makes me happy, and I’m grateful Idol allows me to have that freedom. Every single tattoo I have on my body has a deep meaning. The tattoo on my face, that’s my sister’s birthday who passed. My mom is on the side of my face. I have the Virgin Mary. Every tattoo means something. [Idol] just lets me be myself. They kind of know exactly what we like. They know our styles and bring a bunch of clothes to us and we just get to pick what we want.

Northwest Baltimore: Does the fact that you have experience producing your own music help you figure out arranging and putting a spin on the songs you sang on Idol?

Definitely. A lot of kids, they get up on the stage and they’ve never been around these type of environments. I always like working with producers and first-class singers and musicians. I think that it definitely has been comfortable for me because I experience these things.

Northwest Baltimore: How do you choose your songs? Your voice is dynamic to the point where you can kind of fit it into a lot of different genres.

To me, it’s not really about what I can or cannot do. I just try to pick songs that I can feel and songs that I can relate to. That’s the only thing that makes me comfortable and that makes me not that much more nervous—especially being from Baltimore.

I feel like kids in Baltimore are so hurt, when they get out of Baltimore, they’re so mad and so angry. And I think that’s kind of a struggle I’ve had. Being from Baltimore, it’s so tough and so much goes on, so I’ve always had a guard. That’s kind of been my journey on Idol is just being able to be vulnerable and express myself and show that it’s ok to be emotional because, of course in Baltimore, if you’re emotional, it’s a sign of weakness. I’ve been trying to break that habit.

Every single kid that I run into that’s from Baltimore, I just let them know that, like, “Hey, you don’t always have to be so tough and so hard and have such a hard exterior. You can be vulnerable and express yourself.”

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Dimitrius Graham and American Idol season 23 fans

‘American Idol’  revealed its Top 10 contestants this week during its first live show of the season. While it was a sad goodbye to four contestants, who did not make it to the Top 10, they have made their mark by making it till the Top 14. For the Top 10 who made it through to next week’s episode, seven of them were voted directly through America, and the other three were picked by each judge after their ‘Sing for life’ performance.

Next week when American Idol airs on Sunday night, we will get to see the Top 10 perform songs from the Disney catalog. Disney night will also feature a mentor. This season, the series brings in Rebel Wilson. Now that the contestants have been filtered down to the Top 10, we have seen a huge number of contestants being sent home.

And the competition is getting tougher by the episode. So it is hard to say which contestant will move on to the next round and who will be eliminated.  But fans speculate which contestant has the highest chance to get eliminated. Most fans revealed they think Alyssa Raghu and Dimitrius Graham stand the highest chance of getting eliminated.

Looking at the votes that the duo got last week, in my opinion, these two contestants are the ones who might get eliminated if they do not step up their game to impress America and get their vote.  “Alyssa and Dimitrius, only agree with one of them but America isn’t going to keep the black guy from the ghetto even if he knocks it out of the park next week,” said a fan on Reddit. While another added, “Uche and/or Dimitrius.

America already voted and didn’t want them. Judges forced them through so they will be the first gone just like last years drag queen.” Raghu wasn’t voted directly through the Top 10 by America. She was Katy Perry’s pick to be saved after her ‘Sing for life’ performance. Raghu sang Katy Perry’s ‘The One That Got Away’.

After it was revealed that Raghu was saved by Perry, fans accused Perry of being biased for choosing Raghu over Ashley Hess just because she sang her song. “Well, you chose the wrong one. Ashley Hess should have been in the top 10. You played favoritism with your choice for Alyssa Raghu just because she sang your song,” said a fan.

Graham just like Raghu did not make it through the Top 10 by America’s vote. For his ‘Sing for life’ performance he sang his rendition of ‘When The Party’s Over’. After his performance, Graham was saved by Luke.

Now that it is known that America did not vote these contestants directly into the Top 10 there is a low chance that they will get the votes during Disney Night either, leading us to believe that Graham and Raghu are the two contestants who have the highest chance of getting eliminated next week. ‘American Idol’ season 17 airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.

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