Q: If you could sing with anyone (living or deceased) who would that be?
A: Hmmm… top 4, I’d say Tina Turner, Steven Tyler, Lenny Williams and Mariah Carey!
Q: At what point did your career encompass vocal training?
A: I started vocal training at church as a kid, lessons continued on through school and college. I currently own Vincent Powell’s Vocal Studio where I now teach vocal lessons and the importance of training your voice.
Q: How did television exposure impact your career?
A: American idol has opened so many doors from singing for President Bush/Barbara Bush Foundation in Houston/Dallas to having a three month’s residency in Seoul/Jeju S Korea (2019) & Moscow, Russia (2020). It has truly been a blessing that just keeps on giving.
Q: What advice would you give to budding vocalists?
A: I would say to up-and-coming artisst to know who you are as an artist; and then be confident with your brand.
Q: Is there a story you’d like to share about one of the famous singers/artists that you’ve shared a stage with?
A: I did a show in Houston where Tank was also on the lineup. He requested to go on right after me and from the stage I could see him mouthing “I’m gonna whip your a–.” (LOL) He said he now had to take off his shirt off to win the crowd back after my performance. Basically, he was moved and impressed with my performance!
Q: What are some of your current aspirations and business ventures?
A: Currently I am a full-time vocalist, I sing four to six times a week. I teach vocal lessons at my vocal studio, and I just curated a boy band. I’m also working on a online boutique for the middle-size people “Not too small and not too big” *Patent Pending* LOL.
Q: Did you ever read Right On! Magazine back in the day?
A: Yes! I love Right On! Magazine, the content is still so important to the Black culture of America today.
Q: The Pandemic probably affected some of your plans for 2020, but is there anything you would like our readers to know about you or your future plans?
A: Yes! I have my first R&B Soul Album coming out entitled “ V•Angel”. This album is extremely important to me! It’s about a love that signifies a rebellious spirt which is mixed with unending loyalty, honor and protective insincts.
Get social with him on Instagram @vincentpowellamericanidol
WATCH NICKI MINAJ AND THE OTHER JUDGES’ REACTION TO HIM ON A PAST EPISODE OF AMERICAN IDOL: