Blake Proehl | American Idol 2024

Blake Proehl - American Idol Season 22 in 2024
Blake Proehl.

Blake Proehl is a former National Football League player from Charlotte, North Carolina.

He is a contestant in Season 22 of American Idol in 2024.

Blake Proehl is 24 years old.


Name:Blake Proehl
Age:24 years old
Hometown:Charlotte, North Carolina
Occupation:Former NFL player

Blake Proehl’s father played in the football league for about 17 years.

Blake grew up and dedicated everything he knew to football, his dream was to make it to the NFL (National Football League).

Blake finally signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played for about three years as a wide receiver before going through a really tough injury.

The doctors told him it would be a success story if he was able to ever run in general.

Blake was not able to walk for so long and that is where music kind of came in and saved him.

His grandmother “Nana” is the reason why he auditioned for American Idol.

Blake did not believe in himself at all music-wise, “Nana is the reason why I have any confidence at all to be in this room”. He stated.


During the auditions, Blake Proehl performed “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young.

He received a standing ovation and three ‘Yeses’ from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

The judges rewarded Mackenzie with a Golden Ticket to Hollywood Week.

Performances in American Idol

RoundSong ChoiceOriginal ArtistTheme (if any)Result
Auditions“In Case You Didn’t Know”Brett YoungGolden Ticket


  • Blake Proehl was a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings for two seasons before he had a career-ending injury. Both his father and brother also played professional football.


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