American Idol’s Willie Spence Teases Upcoming Gospel EP


Willie Spence finished in second place behind winner Chayce Beckham as an American Idol contestant in 2021. Since then, he’s been performing at concerts, while teasing music here and there.

Now, Willie posts the biggest tease of all, revealing that the Florida singer is recording an EP of Gospel songs.

Gospel EP Loading….. ” Willie wrote on Instagram. “It’s time to finally share some new music soon” the singer wrote alongside an almost minute long video titled “Willie Spence…Behind the Music.”

In the clip, he’s listening and singing along to a track along with friends. Next, the clip cuts to Willie in a recording booth cutting  a vocal. The music is Gospel, but with contemporary pop elements.  

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Willie heading to London in 2023 to sing for the Queen

Recently, Willie participated in the “Great Idol Reunion” along with a slew of other American Idol alums. The singer performed a duet with season 19 2nd runner-up Grace Kinstler. The two sang a soulful version of “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit.

Afterward, Willie told the remarkable story of receiving an invitation to the United Kingdom to sing the National Anthem for Queen Elizabeth. “I couldn’t believe it, to be able to go out of the country,” Willie shared with host Ryan Seacrest. “I’ve never been out of the country before,” he said. Willie has plenty of time to plan for his big trip. He and the Sounds of Success marching band will perform in London for the Queen in June 2023. 

In the meantime, Willie loves to perform vocal challenges on TikTok. Check him out HERE. A cover of Easy on Me by Adele uploaded in October received over 865K views. And a cover of Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road garnered over 227 views HERE.

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