American singer-songwriter Dalton Rapattoni came in third place during the final season of “American Idol” and rose to recognition as a member of the band IM5. He started his musical adventure at a young age thanks to his grandmother’s gift of guitar instruction. Music served as a therapeutic outlet for him as he struggled with crippling bipolar disorder. He became well-known thanks to his involvement in “American Idol: The Farewell Season,” and it became obvious that the young singer had a promising future. In addition to being a skilled singer, Rapattoni is also a competent guitarist, drummer, bassist, and pianist. His two most well-known tracks, “Heaven” and “Turn to Stone,” each has thousands of YouTube views. Additionally, Dalton is a strong supporter of social concerns like promoting bipolar disorder awareness, preventing suicide, and mental health. Because of this, his devoted followers are referred to as “nobodies” or “the nobodys.” They bear the name of his mother’s favorite Emily Dickinson poem, “I’m Nobody.”
Earlier Years of Dalton Rapattoni
Dalton Rapattoni began playing music when he was very young. At the age of just eleven, he began to practice music. The singer began taking piano lessons at the “School of Rock” in Dallas and Fresco, Texas, when he was twelve years old. He and his mates there started a garage band called “Fly Away Hero.”
He was forced to dissolve “Fly Away Hero” after auditioning for an American boy band. He was chosen as one of the founding members of the pop boy band “IM5” after submitting an audition tape to a nearby Dallas mall. In 2011, the group made its public debut. The most well-known Dalton-performed tunes include “Everything About U,” “Disney Dudez,” and “Zero Gravity.” In 2014, he disbanded the group to focus on his solo career.
Dalton also began working as a teacher in 2015, both in Dallas and Rockwall, at the “School of Rock.” He also revived his previous band, Fly Away Hero, at this period, and the group issued the well-received EP “Lost And Found.” On the “iTunes Alternative Chart,” it peaked at number 22 and topped the charts. Additionally, the EP was included at position 17 on the Billboard Heetseekers chart.
US Idol and a solo career
Dalton Rapattoni’s audition for the fifteenth season of “American Idol” in 2015 marked the second significant turning point in his short musical career. He sang “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber in his audition, which was for the season that was to be the show’s last. He became popular among the audience because of the depth of his voice and his background in battles with bipolar disease.
He unfortunately lost against Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae on April 6, 2016, and was eliminated from the competition. In order to capitalize on his enormous fame on “American Idol,” his song “Strike A Match” was released. The song debuted on the “Alternative Digital Songs” chart at number 25 and on the “Rock Digital Songs” chart at number 38.
After leaving American Idol in 2016, Dalton Rapattoni relocated to Texas. He began work on his solo album at the “Orb Recording Studios” in Dalton, Texas. He started singing with numerous “School of Rock” house bands on live tours like the “School of Rock Gives Back Tour.” To express his gratitude to the supporters who supported him during the competition, he also hosted tours. Rapattoni also performed in 2016 on “The Inspired Attempt Tour” after these were over.
He released his single “Turn To Stone” on October 14, 2016. The sultry song garnered more than 99k views on his YouTube channel and peaked at number 14 on the “iTunes Alternative Chart.” In 2017, Rapattoni performed on his ongoing tour, “The Acoustic Attempt Tour.” On September 22, 2017, his solo album “Nobodys Home” was released.
Dalton’s personal life Fran and Kiva Jackson Rapattoni welcomed Louis into the world in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 6, 1966. He has two sisters named Rebecca and Sophie, and he frequently records music with Sophie. He has battled bipolar disorder his entire life after receiving a diagnosis at a very young age. As a result, he was homeschooled. At the “School of Rock” in Dallas and Frisco, Dalton studied music. He is now single and dated actress Madison McLaughlin from 2012 to 2013.
Estimated net worth
This singer and guitarist is expected to have a net worth of about $1.5 million as of 2022. Furthermore, he makes about $42,000 a year as a musician.