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Who is Blake Ellege (Papa Bear) Biography, Wiki, Age, American Idol, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Blake Ellege Biography, Blake Ellege Wiki

Blake Ellege used his nick name “Papa Bear” who is the“the hardest working tenor in show business,” performs in eight different bands and started his singing career in the church as a toddler.
Ellege is performing in overalls on “American Idol” during the televised auditions in Savannah, Georgia on March 1. The episode airs at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Ellege has decades of performance and recording experience. The North Carolina man started singing with his parents as a young child and released his first album when he was only 6 years old. He is a member of the country, gospel and blues associations and performs throughout the country.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Blake Anthony Ellege is a tenor and an entertainer.
  • Blake actually graduated from Santa Claus school in 2019.
  • Despite looking like Santa Claus, Blake is actually only in his 20s and dating a girl named Leigh.
  • Blake performs in blues bands all around North Carolina.

  •  Blake also plays the piano!

Education

Ellege also holds a degree in music. He graduated from East Henderson High School in Hendersonville, North Carolina in 2009, his Facebook page said. He went on to study music at Brevard College, where he earned a degree in vocal performance in 2014.
“In 2014, Blake graduated from Brevard College with a BA in Music with an emphasis in Classical Vocal Music Performance. He was presented with numerous awards during his course of study there including being named ‘Most Outstanding Music Performer,’ being awarded the Asheville Lyric Opera Guild Scholarship and receiving an award nomination from The Kennedy Center for: ‘Best Sound Design in a Collegiate Theater Production’ in 2013,” his website said.

Blake Ellege Career

At the age of 4, Blake began traveling all over the world and singing in the Southern Gospel trio: “Chosen” with his parents. Just a few years later, Blake was signed to a gospel music record label and released his first album at the age of 6. Blake started competing in the North Carolina Gospel Singing Championship, in the youth division and placed 1st in the category for 5 consecutive years until he turned 11. It was at that time that his age prevented him from competing in the youth category anymore. His winning record is one that still stands to this very day.
While it’s not unusual for parents to be sure their children are talented, Ellege quickly proved himself. He became the third member of his parents’ singing group, “Chosen,” and performed with them globally. He was signed to a record label at age 6, when he released his first album. He set a record in the North Carolina Gospel Singing Championship, which still stands.
“At the age of 4, Blake began traveling all over the world and singing in the Southern Gospel trio: ‘Chosen’ with his parents,” his website said. “Just a few years later, Blake was signed to a gospel music record label and released his first album at the age of 6. Blake started competing in the North Carolina Gospel Singing Championship, in the youth division and placed 1st in the category for 5 consecutive years until he turned 11. It was at that time that his age prevented him from competing in the youth category anymore. His winning record is one that still stands to this very day.”

Blake Ellege Papa Bear

Blake Anthony Ellege also goes by the nickname, “Papa Bear,” according to his Facebook page. He doesn’t discuss how he earned the nickname, but it’s used enough that he decided to make it a part of his page.
His Facebook page includes information on his tours, bands and personal musings.
“2:00 am mind wanderings…..,” he wrote. “Your fingers have fingertips, but your toes don’t have toe tips. Yet you can tiptoe but not tip finger.”
He even shared a moment when his iconic overalls were on backwards.

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