Who is Hunter Girl? 5 Things about 'American Idol' Season 20 Finalist

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A new American Idol has been crowned. Finalist Hunter Girl lost the title to Noah Thompson in the finale of the show "American Idol 2022" for its 20th season. HunterGirl was the final elimination of the season, which means Noah Thompson is the winner of the show. Noah was the frontrunner heading into this finale, with 50 percent of TVLine readers expecting him to win which was followed by HunterGirl with 30 percent of readers' votes. In the round 1, Noah Thompson sang 'I'm on Fire' and Hunter Girl sang 'Dancing in the Dark; in the round 2, Noah Thompson sang 'One Day Tonight' and Hunter Girl sang 'Red Bird'; in the round 3, Noah Thompson and Melissa Etheridge sang 'I'm the Only One' whereas Hunter Girl and Luke Bryan sang 'I Told You So'; in the final round Noah Thompson sang 'Stay' and Hunter Girl sang 'Riot'. 

Who is Hunter Girl?

The 24-years old, Hunter Girl is an American singer and composer who is well-renowned for being the contestant on the show "American Idol 2022" in its 20th season. Participating in the show, she has won the heart of millions of people and she is one of the most loved contestants in the show. Moreover, she was one of the three contestants who won Platinum Ticket to qualify for the show. She became a part of the "American Idol Top 24" after she performed by singing the "Girl Going Nowhere" on 5th April 2022. She reached the finale of the show but lost against Noah Thompson in the grand finale of American Idol 2022.

Hunter Girl became the 1st runner up of the show 'American Idol 2022'

Source: @instagram.com/huntergirlmusic

Hunter began her singing journey by playing guitar at the age of 3 in her grandfather's church. Later, she started writing songs on her own by the age of 9. Her family moved to Winchester when Hunter was 11. When she turned 15, she started performing in live music concerts, in cafes, and on roadshows. Further, she has also worked as a performer on Broadway in downtown Nashville for a variety of venues when she was 18. Besides this, she has performed music at the Country Stampede festival in Manhattan, Kansas. On 18th March 2022, she released her album entitled "One Day" which consists of 5 songs. She has accumulated a net worth of between $100K-$500K as of today. She has won many songwriting competitions such as "Nash Next", Nashville Songwriter Association International, and more. In addition, she has released her song "We're Not In Kansas Anymore" on Spotify. At present, she is currently focused on the music industry and she worked for music therapy groups. In one of her interviews, Hunter said that it has always been her dream to work in the Hollywood music industry, and no matter what it takes, she will give 100% effort to achieve this dream. Her voice was characterized by Katy Perry as a sharp knife. 

Hunter Girl opened her eyes for the first time on 22nd May 1998. She is from Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee, the USA. Thus, she is American by nationality and he ethnicity is American-White. She was born with the birth name of Hunter Wolkonowski. She follows Christianity religion and her zodiac sign falls under Gemini. She double-majored in the recording industry and music business. Hunter Girl is the daughter of her father, Chris Wolkonowski, and her mother, Urla Wolkonowski. She also has a sibling; sister namely Rylan.

5 Things About 'American Idol' Season 20 Finalist and Country Singer

1. HunterGirl is her stage name but not her real name

The real name of HunterGirl goes by Hunter Wolkonowki which clearly states that Girl is not her last name. Whereas she has impressed a lot of audience with her last name as 'Girl'. 

2. She got the first Platinum Ticket in the American Idol 2022 season 20

Hunter Girl impressed the judges with her rendition of "Riot" by Rascal Flatts which sent her straight to the second round of Hollywood Week. She is the only Platinum Ticket winner to make the season 20 finale. 

3. She is a college graduate

Hunter Girl has a college degree. She attended Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and management where she focused on the recording industry. 

4. Hunter Girl began singing at a small age

As per the bio on her website, "She began performing in her grandfather’s church at age three and started writing songs at age nine. At the age of eleven, she moved with her family to Winchester, Tennessee, and started performing at her local church and competing in various singing competitions."

American Singer, Hunter Girl

Source: @instagram.com/huntergirlmusic

5. She has already released her own music

Hunter Girl released her first single "We're Not In Kansas Anymore" in the year 2018. Then, she dropped an EP in 2022 titled "One Day" that features 5 original songs. Most recently, she released the single "Red Bird".