Triston Harper Biography

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Triston Harper is famous as a 15-year-old official American Idol contestant from Alabama. His performance has been highlighted on the American Idol YouTube Channel on 16th Feb 2024. His performance video got 387,909 views and 5.5k likes. 

Triston Harper Early Life

Triston Harper is 15 years old and from Alabama. With his present age, we can figure out that he was born in 2009. He has an interest in singing since he was a little boy. His mother, Hattie Mae, is very supportive and raised him with limited financial means. His grandmother was Jewel Rivers, and his grandfather was Percy Carl Rivers. His grandfather, Percy, feels so proud and reminds him not to forget your roots and where you come from.

By eleven years old, his mom was with his stepdad. After some time, his stepdad was getting very abusive. At that time, he and his mother were homeless and sleeping on a sidewalk in Arkansas. Then, they called their grandfather, who came and took them home. He now lives in his hometown, McIntosh, Alabama, surrounded by family members and the close-knit community of Choctaw tribal members. Talking about his educational background, he is studying at Leroy High School. 


Triston Harper began his career path in the musical world. He can perform solo singing and songwriting. In 2021, he performed on the song of Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right” when he was in middle school. That performance went viral and he gained the limelight. 

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American Idol Season 22 Audition

In the American Idol audition, Triston accompanies his mom, Hattie Mae, his brother, and his grandparents, Jewel Rivers and Percy Carl Rivers. Also, his two aunts came to his audition and supported him. He showcased his singing talent and impressed the American Idol judges – Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan. He performs With a Cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up” in the audition.

Surprisingly, he is also a good guitarist, and he played while he auditioned for an American Idol episode. He was awarded a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. He now continues as an official American Idol contestant. Katy gave him a standing ovation and appreciated his voice and how he performed. She said – “It wasn’t perfect, but it resonated with me. It was really good.”

Triston Harper (American Idol) Biography

Real Name Triston Harper
Birth Date 2009
Age (as of 2024) 15 Years
Birth Place McIntosh, Alabama, U.S.
Profession Singer, Songwriter

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 4’ 8” – in Centimeters – 142 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 48 kg  –  in Pounds – 105 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Mother Hattie Mae
Brother One

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None
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Personal Life

Triston Harper is in a relationship with a Christian girl named Paris Reed (Instagram handle – @reedgirl.101). Her girlfriend is 17 years old and from Alabama, a southeastern U.S. state. 

Social Media

He is active on social media platforms. He has 3216 followers on his @tristonharpermusic Instagram account. As per her account, Triston pronounces he/him. He also posted some images on his Instagram page about his successful audition in season 22 of American Idol 2024. 

Triston Harper Net Worth

Triston Harper is a talented singer and a proud member of the Choctaw Indian tribe. He is currently both managing his studies and practicing music at the same time. He was known as one of the younger contestants hoping to become the next American Idol star and earn a good amount of prize money. We can assume that his family has secured assets and has a net worth of around $120,000.

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