Who is American Idol contestant Cadence Baker?

AMERICAN IDOL first returned to screens for its 20th season in February of 2022.

Here, we take a look at 18-year-old contestant Cadence Baker.

Who is Cadence Baker?

During the Sunday, March 13, 2022 episode, Cadence Baker's audition aired on American Idol.

She sang a cover of Whitney Houston's I'm Your Baby Tonight while her father, Shane, played guitar.

After her performance, the judges gave Cadence a standing ovation.

A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Cadence is the granddaughter of renowned songwriter Gary Baker.

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"I cannot believe i had #amomentlikethis YAYAYAYAY i’ve got a golden ticket and im headed to HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!! thanks SO MUCH," Cadence captioned an Instagram photo on Sunday night.

The singer is active on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok; garnering thousands of followers from her various song covers.

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Who are the American Idol judges 2022?

The trio behind judgement on American Idol now includes singers Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry.

"Katy, Lionel, and Luke are fun, astute, and really know how to spot talent," said executive producer and showrunner, Trish Kinane.

"Their chemistry is undeniable, and we are delighted that they are returning to find the next superstar and take American Idol to new heights."

Returning as host is Ryan Seacrest, who has fronted the show since its inception in 2002.

How can I watch American Idol?

Viewers can watch season 20 of American Idol every Sunday at 8pm ET on ABC.

The series kicked off with auditions on February 27, 2022.

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The show is available to stream via the ABC website or app.

American Idol is also on Hulu.

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