Wait! Is she not Taylor Swift? Did you watch the World Series 2022 Game 4? Madison Watkins of Fayetteville, sang the national anthem and people are lost in her voice, forever! Initially, Taylor was supposed to sing the national anthem, but the plans were changed last moment.
Taylor Swift fans, aka Swifties, were shocked and discouraged after they found out their idol won't be performing at World Series Game 4, but Madison Watkins swayed everyone with her voice. So, Who Really is Madison?
Born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Madison Watkins is a singer, songwriter who is making the rounds of tabloids following her performance at Game 4. Madison is a well-known figure to the public following her appearance on American Idol as a contestant.
Madison was in the top 12 of American Idol season 15 in 2016. Though she was out of the show too early, her presence made a remarkable impression on the judges. In fact, Lionel Richie was so moved with her performance that compelled him to say to Watkins that she has this "enormous voice that brings us to the forefront of what stardom is all about."
Following her brief appearance on reality singing show, Madison Watkins has kept herself busy writing new songs. Recently she released two new EPs, and several singles. Moreover, she also opened for several other music artists throughout her career.
Watkins is the daughter of Gwen Watkins and Larry Watkins. She was born on March 20, 1997, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. If you have checked some of Madison's Instagram posts, then you must have seen her father dance with her. The father-daughter duo is crazy over dancing.
Madison Watkins with her parents and siblings. Madison's Instagram.
It's needless to say, the 27-year-old got her zing from her father, Larry. It's not just her father who makes appearances on Madison's Instagram posts. Almost everyone in her family has, at least, appeared in her videos or photos.
Also, Madison is blessed with two siblings, Parker Watkins, and Katherine Watkins Gaddy. Madison's sister, Gwen, is married to her husband, Tyler Gaddy. And her brother, Parker, is married to his wife, Amanda Kate Watkins. Madison is the youngest child in the Watkins family.
Madison is not just singer/songwriter; The 27-year-old is also a Youtuber. Her self-titled YouTube channel has over 13,000 subscribers, where she uploads cover songs, her originals, and sometimes vlogs. She is a complete package. And wait, she is also a dancer.
After she established herself as a YouTuber, she got a chance to connect with the other few creators in the industry. One of the person she connected with really well was Josh Leyva. Leyva is a well-known YouTuber with over 2 million subscribers on his "YoMuscleBoii" channel.
Madison Watkins with her dance partner, Yvan Martinez. The 27-year-old is seemingly dating Yvan. Yvan Martinez Instagram.
Reports say Madison Watkins and Josh Leyva are dating; however, neither of them have confirmed the news yet. Moreover, they don't even follow each other on social media, which debunks all claims of them dating. So, it's safe to assume she is still single.
But wait, she could be dating a Venezuelan dancer, Yvan Martinez. Both Madison and Yvan follow each other on social media; they recently had some projects together. So, the chances are high!
The former American Idol contestant is a singer-songwriter from Fyetteville. As of today, she has written a few dozens of songs, and released two EPs and several singles.
Madison just released her new single "Electric," and its music video is out, too. Apart from her musical career, she is also a YouTuber and a social media influencer. Watkins has over 231K followers on her Instagram. She is often seen endorsing brands in her posts, which helps in bringing in the cash.
So with her music, and other projects, Madison Watkins has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2022.
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