Alejandro Aranda is an American singer, musician, and television personality, best known for competing in the seventeenth season of the popular reality TV series ‘American Idol.’ After impressing the judges by singing a song titled ‘Out Loud’ during the auditions, Aranda continued to impress the likes of Luke Bryan and Katy Perry during the competitive rounds of the show. His popularity on social media increased after appearing on the show, and his Instagram and Twitter pages went on to accumulate thousands of followers. He also has a YouTube channel titled ‘Scarypoolparty,’ where he posts his music videos. His original song ‘Out Loud’ can be found on platforms such as Spotify.
Alejandro Aranda was born in 1994 in Pomona, California, United States. He is of mixed ethnicity; his Instagram page describes him as a ‘Spanish boy.’ Before exploring his true passion for music, Aranda worked as a dishwasher to support himself. In order to earn extra money, he performed on the street with his guitar and piano which also helped him vent out the frustrations related to his 9 to 5 job. Aranda decided to make a career out of music after getting inspired by audience’s emotional reaction at a concert of a band called ‘Backtrack.’ He started creating music from 2015, after assuming his stage name ‘ScaryPoolParty.’
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Rise to Fame
Alejandro Aranda created a YouTube channel on November 19, 2015, and started posting music videos. His first video, ‘Blesser,’ showcased his singing skills and his ability to play the piano. On March 17, 2016, he displayed his ability to play the guitar through a video titled ‘10 years.’ The following year, he took part in a competition organized by a student-run entertainment branding company called ‘Five of Five Entertainment.’ Thanks to his amazing performance in the competition, Aranda was honored with the ‘Artist of the Year’ award. In 2017, he was featured in a song titled ‘Thinking of You,’ released by London-based Maltese rapper Chris Birdd.
Aranda’s popularity increased when he auditioned for the seventeenth season of ABC television network’s ‘American Idol.’ He caught the attention of the judges when he performed an original song titled ‘Out Loud.’ At the end of his performance, Aranda was showered with praises by the likes of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. Richie admitted that he was ‘inspired’ by the performance, and Bryan said that he felt like he was in the ‘presence of greatness.’ Aranda continued to impress the judges during the show’s competitive rounds. On March 26, 2019, he sang Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry.’ During the ‘Top 40 Showcase’ round in Hawaii, he performed a song titled ‘Yellow’ by the popular British rock band ‘Coldplay.’ In a fan poll conducted in April 2019, Alejandro Aranda was chosen as the favorite contestant to win the competition.
Alejandro Aranda is active on social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. His popularity on social media increased when he appeared on ‘American Idol.’ His YouTube channel, where he posts his music videos, has managed to collect thousands of subscribers. His Twitter account, which he created on August 3, 2018, has thousands of followers. Aranda is also popular on Instagram where he predominantly posts pictures and video clips showcasing his life as a musician. His songs can also be heard on Spotify where thousands of music lovers log in every month to listen to his songs. He considers John Martyn and musical band ‘Dead Can Dance’ as some of his musical influences.