Who is Willie Spence? What To Know About American Idol Season 19 Runner-Up

What Happened To Willie Spence From American Idol Now In 2022?

A picture taken during Willie Spence’s performance on American Idol ( Source : heavy )

Willie Spence from American Idol season 19 sadly took his last breath in an automobile accident in Tennessee.

Spence was the runner-up on the famous singing reality show ABC’s “American Idol,” where he won the hearts of millions of people from his phenomenal singing. During the audition, he performed on Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” and all three judges said yes and proceeded him to the next round.

He was only 21 years old at the time of his Idol journey, and the judges knew that this caretaker boy had enough potential and natural-born singing talent.

Before moving further into this article, let’s learn some basic information about Willie from the facts shown in the table below.


Quick Facts On Willie Spence

Name Willie Spence
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Age 23 years old
Hometown Douglas, Georgia
Facebook @Willie Spence
Instagram @williespenceofficial
Birthday June 18th, 1999



What Happened to Willie Spence 2022? Accident in Tennessee

Willie Spence, a runner-up of American Idol season 19, has passed away in an accident in Tennessee.

The caretaker made the headlines after participating in American Idol, where he sang “Diamonds” by Rihanna in the Audition round. All three judges were impressed by his singing, giving him a golden ticket to Hollywood. His journey on this platform was quite pleasing, and he ended his journey as runner-up to the season 19 winner, Chayce Beckham.



Recently, the news of his demise has been swirling all over the web. He left this world early at the age of 23 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. His well-wishers are sending prayers for his family, and may his deceased soul rest in heaven peacefully.

Willie Spence Net Worth 2022- American Idol Runner Up

American Idol Runner Up, Willie Spence’s net worth was estimated at around $1.5 Million, according to popularbio.

However, there are several estimations made by other online sites as the singer was yet to reveal his exact earning details. He made a respectable living as a singer, songwriter, and Internet sensation. 

Willie rose to prominence after appearing on American Idol; after that, his life changed significantly. He started singing in his grandfather’s church in Florida, and his passion for singing was quite commendable. Before this, he worked as a caretaker, and he revealed that he began practicing singing at three.

Moreover, he earned around USD 25-30k for his songs and USD 40-45k for his YouTube videos. He was growing in his career, but sadly he left this world in an accident, and his journey ended here.

What Was Douglas Singer Willie Spence Doing Now?

Willie Spence was focused on doing festivals, car shows, and other events before his demise.

Even though he grew up in Douglas, Georgia, he was residing in Atlanta, working hard to enter a recording studio soon to work with producers on a full-fledged album. He shone bright like a diamond from the singing reality show and was a hardworking and talented young man.

Both of his parents were from musical backgrounds; hence he was fascinated with singing from an early age. Also, his grandfather remained a pastor for 37 years at Provident Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, where he performed for the first time in front of an audience.

Before American Idol, his video of singing at his high school in Douglas went viral, and millions of audiences also loved his performance on Youtube.

Spence was famous for his unique music style, combining elements of R&B, pop, and hip-hop, and he was an aspiring singer with full passion and dedication for his profession.  He came out with his latest single, “So Gone,” and on his official Youtube page, he shared many videos of himself covering other artists’ songs.

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