Luke Bryan Votes Against American Idol Contestant After Singing “Rose Colored Glasses” With Her

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American Idol

Oof, that’s got to sting…

American Idol is back in full swing for its 22nd season and already there’s been a country music performance that tugged on everyone’s heartstrings.

15-year old Triston Harper from McIntosh, Alabama laid down a gorgeous version of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up” after telling the story of the tragic first part of his life which involved fleeing from his abusive step father with his mother and being homeless.

Check out his performance here.

A truly incredible moment.

But not every audition is a hands down success story. 23 year old Kennedy Reid had a confusing moment during hers.

She’s a beauty mortician from southern Indiana and chose “River Deep – High Mountain” by Ike and Tina Turner for her song. It was fine and the judges seemed to enjoy it, but what happened after is what I’m really interested in.

Katy Perry asked about the person playing piano for her and it came out that they met at a John Conlee concert, which Luke Bryan jumped all over.

Well, the lady on the piano started playing Conlee’s most popular song, “Rose Colored Glasses”, released as the title track for his 1978 album, and Luke began belting it out. Kennedy joined in and Luke eventually walked over and they sang hand in hand.

Now, if you’re Kennedy Reid and a judge not only joined you for a duet, but walked over to you and grabbed your hand, you’d probably think you’re in pretty good shape when it comes to saying yes or no for going to Hollywood.

But that wasn’t the case.

When it came down to it, Luke was the only judge who didn’t give her a yes, meaning she did move on, but man, can you believe he did all that and then didn’t even vote to give her a shot? Harsh, man, just plain harsh.

Gotta respect the fact that he voted what he truly thought but I was certainly not expecting that… Kennedy will have the chance to prove him wrong when the Hollywood rounds start.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock