Who is Bradlee Wannemacher?
Bradley David Wannemacher was born on 6 February 1991, in Lima, Ohio, USA. He is a singer, YouTube personality, and reality show contestant, best known from competing during the 14th season of “American Idol” in which he became one of the top auditions during the Boot Camp week. He has also competed in “The X Factor”.
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The Net Worth of Bradlee Wannemacher
How rich is Bradlee Wannemacher? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over , earned through success in his various endeavors. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, and his singing career has also opened up several avenues for him. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Career
Bradlee grew up in Lima alongside a sister, but little else is known about his early life, and educational endeavors, except that he grew up with a strong passion towards music, specifically singing. He loved singing as a child and his parents encouraged him by buying CDs of popular artists, to which he listened, and developed his own skills. He was inspired a lot by Michael Jackson, particularly his album “Thriller” which is one of the most successful of all time.
He loved imitating Jackson’s style and was also inspired by the likes of Steven Tyler, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. He then discovered YouTube, and started learning more about singing thanks the videos on the topic. He discovered cover versions of popular songs, and this inspired him to create his own channel, a decision that would help his rise to fame later on. His first video was a cover of the song “Stay” by Rihanna, and it immediately caught the attention of many.
YouTube Fame and X Factor
YouTube has become the avenue for many singers to gain fame and start their respective careers. It’s a video-sharing website which allows users to upload their own videos to be viewed by the public; other users can then comment, share, and rate one’s video, with the option of subscribing to the channel of the content creator. It has become one of the most popular websites in the world and one of the biggest sources of video content online. Numerous types of videos can be seen on the website, including music, trailers, live streams, and many more.
Wannemacher’s covers eventually attracted one of the producers of the reality competition “The X Factor”, and he was contacted and advised to try out for the show. The series is a music competition franchise which originated in the United Kingdom, referencing an undefinable something that makes a star, known as an ‘X Factor’. The show differentiates itself in that finalists are often mentored by a judge as they compete with each other to gain a recording contract, and publicity. While he attracted notice, he was unable to actually win the competition.
American Idol and Aftermath
Bradlee earned enough confidence from this competition to try his hand at others, and this led him to audition for the 14th season of “American Idol”. The reality competition series is one of the most successful shows in the history of American television, with the concept of discovering recording artists from unsigned singing talents. Winners of the show include artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks and David Cook. The show features a panel of judges originally consisting of Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell, who critique the performances of the participants. The show is also responsible for the success of numerous artists who didn’t win the competition, such as Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert.
While he managed to advance past the auditions and became one of the more memorable early contestants, Bradlee wasn’t able to make it to the live rounds, being eliminated after the top 40 contestants of the show were selected. He realized after the show that his increased fame online could be used as a platform to promote his music. He continues to release covers on his account, while also producing original tracks. He’s also posted a lot of other types of videos on his channel, in a vlog form similar to numerous YouTubers.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Wannemacher is in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Brennen Taylor, who has been featured in his videos numerous times. Prior to going public with their relationship, he confessed to his audience about his sexual orientation, stating that he is bisexual and in a relationship with a man. Prior to the confession, many fans had already noticed his tendencies; the two have been very public about their relationship since revealing their status.
— Bradlee (@OfficialBradlee) May 2, 2013
He is also very open about his struggles with panic attacks and depression. He’s undergone a lot of medical treatment, and has been hospitalized due to his struggles with anxiety. He has also gained a lot of criticism due to his sexual orientation and public display of it. He has also been hospitalized due to being attacked by a stalker on one occasion.
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through social media accounts. He has a strong presence on Instagram in which he has over 240,000 followers, and on which he posts a lot of personal photos. He also has a personal Facebook account on which he posts some of his day to day endeavors.