Laine Hardy has won American Idol!
Amid Sunday’s finale, the Louisiana native was delegated the champ for ABC’s second season of Idol.
Solid, who showed up on the sixteenth season of American Idol, wasn’t planning trying out for the demonstrate a second time. Notwithstanding, subsequent to going with a friend to her audition, judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie inquired as to whether Hardy would give it another try.
“He got good,” Perry, 34, said during his unplanned audition. “What’s your problem? Why don’t you want to come back? Take this ticket. You found your confidence!”
Taking that golden ticket to Hollywood ended up being a huge blessing to Hardy.
All through the season, the 19-year-old heartthrob got acclaim for his Southern appeal and rough vocals.
Not long ago, EW affirmed that ABC has renewed the reality singing competition facilitated by Ryan Seacrest for a third season. The show has consistently been winning Sunday nights in both viewers and the coveted adult 18-49 demographic.
While the eventual fate of the show is certain, that of Seacrest and its judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie — isn’t. While offers have been made and a source near the production says the system trusts the majority of the ability will return, EW has realized there is likewise no planning with respect to a declaration, which means those dealings could take some time.
Amid a personal listening session with the Top 8 competitors a month ago, Perry opened up about her duties and why she and individual judges don’t generally want to tell a contender they loathed their performance.
“We can steer a little bit by our critiques — if we were to say on any given night, ‘Oh, that was a horrible performance,’ I think you would see that in the voting,” Perry, 34, told reporters during the session.
“That’s why we like to be, sometimes, a little vague with our constructive criticism because I think we still have influence a bit. But what we have now for Top 8 is really strong — any one of those kids could be a star,” she said. “So, it’s like, well, we did our work here and it’s up to those kids to make something of it — and it’s up to the American public to vote for it.”