MARGIE MAYS is a singer, songwriter, performer, and host based in Los Angeles, CA.
She left her hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, to attend Stanford University, where she studied Human Biology and Communication, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2015. Unable to resist her love for performing any longer, she moved to Los Angeles to study Vocal Performance at the Los Angeles College of Music. She graduated with honors from LACM in early 2018.
Margie’s most recent and proudest endeavor was competing on Season 2 of American Idol on ABC, where she became a fan favorite amongst her competitors and finished in the Top 40. For Margie, the experience was nothing short of a dream come true. She even got to return for the American Idol Finale to perform “This Is How We Do It” with Montell Jordan, as well as roles on a couple Idol commercials that landed premiere spots during the Oscars.
In fact, she loved the experience so much… she competed again on Season 3 of American Idol on ABC. Her journey can be seen on Hulu, and Netflix outside of the U.S.
Margie is available for all opportunities musical. She also teaches voice and piano lessons, and is always happy to take on more students. She is passionate about encouraging young singers and performers to not only cultivate their skills, but to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Her latest career endeavors include entertainment journalism and hosting. She is currently self-producing The Margie Mays Show, where she interviews fellow American Idol alums about their experiences on and off the Idol stage. You can keep up with the latest episodes on her YouTube channel! You can also catch her on Hollywire TV for the latest pop culture news updates.
Off the stage, Margie can be found guzzling coffee while dancing in her kitchen to musical theatre soundtracks (always on a mission to improve her dance skills, which still… need some work).