Laine Hardy Performs Rockin’ Sam Cooke Cover Before Big Win
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When it comes to this season of American Idol one thing is for sure – there was absolutely no lack of talent. As each contestant showcased their unique sound and talent week after week, there were a few who stuck out above the rest. One of those being, the returning Laine Hardy. After a season of hard work and charming performances, it all paid off as Hardy was named the Season 17 winner.
Laine Hardy of Louisiana returned for another season of the hit singing competition and proved that he was better than ever. Hardy originally had no intentions of auditioning for Season 17 but after the judges noticed him, they couldn’t help but pass off a golden ticket. Since then, the handsome young singer has been tearing up the stage with his rockin’ and lively performances.
Throughout the competition, Hardy has been known for singing swoon-worthy renditions of classic tunes. From Elton John’s “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” to The Beatles “Hey Jude,” he is the sound American Idol has been searching for. So on Sunday, May 19, when host Ryan Seacrest revealed that Hardy was the winner of the season – the judges and fans alike were over the moon.
But before Hardy was crowned 2019’s Idol winner, he had to fight for the title and trust us, he did not disappoint. Hardy took the stage to sing Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me” – a song that he had previous sang in the competition. His raspy and rough vocals were the perfect fit for the jazzy tune as he captured the audiences attention from beginning to end.
Following his performances, all three of the judges were in awe of the young talent. As they commented on his style, sound, and personality it was clear they had high hopes for Hardy regardless of the outcome.
Check out Laine Hardy’s performance below.