Laine Hardy (with electric guitar) & Elle King Sing The Weight For Top 20 Duets

Laine Hardy and Elle King 

Tonight on American Idol Season 17 Top 20 contestants will perform duets with celebrity guests. But by the end of the night, three of the idol hopefuls will be sent home, giving us the first half of this season’s Top 14.

Laine Hardy with celebrity duet partner Elle King

Laine is the perfect example of why I love when the judges tell people to come back. He had practically all he needed last season, he just needed to believe it. His confidence has made him sound even stronger, and his stage presence now matches his voice.

He's awesome he could make another Elvis. He's got those sexy eyes just like Elvis.I saw Elvis last night too. Glad he has matured out of t-shirts and backward hats for his performances. They have a place, but this look is awesome.

Laine Hardy and Elle King  sing The Weight by The Band during the Top 20 Duet round in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

Laine admits that he’s a “shy person.” Performances are outside of his comfort zone. He struggles with fear. Well, this is the perfect song choice for Laine. He sounds REAL good too. Parts of the song are a little low for Elle.  They kick it up a notch on the third verse, a thing I was not expecting. It’s a great way to close the show. “You look like a rock star,” says Katie. “You sound like a rock star. You got your taste and you aren’t letting go!” Luke calls his voice “recognizable.” Lionel says, “You have really really stepped up. You have developed into a wonderful artist.”  Laine gets a surprise visit from his brother Kyle. Aw. TEARS. “It makes me the proudest person in the world seeing him go so far.” 

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Viewer react to Laine Hardy and Elle King performance

Wayne N Tammy Whittington Laine Hardy buddy when you can bring Mr Eddie from his chair to the television. Dog you have done something. All of us at Black Lake are cheering you on

Madison Hailey I knew from his first audition he was going places. I knew when he got sent home it wasn’t the last we’d see of him. He’s back and READY TO TAKE IT ALL. Let’s go

Ash Kathryn I seriously don’t understand why everyone is so obsessed with him. I can think of 6 of the top 20 that are way better. But to each their own I guess. I just can’t imagine his voice hitting in main stream or top 20 charts.

Laurie LeAnne Wojtkiewicz I love Laine! I really love the gravel in his voice. He has reminded me of Elvis since day one. And he is also a Louisiana boy , really love  Laine Hardy and Elle King performance

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