Like Bryan with teary eyes? That’s one of the powerful images we see in a new preview clip of upcoming season 19 of ‘American Idol’.
Every music fan understands what a talented singer brings to the stage. Bryan, one of the judges of American Idol, Season 19 was moved to tears with a vocalist’s performance. Viewers will have to wait till next month to see when that point comes.
Lionel Richie, one of the judges on the panel shared on Twitter a sneak-peek of American Idol, Season 19 on Tuesday (Jan 5). In the sneak peek video, Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the singing competition series. Katy Perry and a selection of gifted singers can also be seen in the video. The sneak peek shows what viewers can expect and have to look forward to for Season 19.
Bryan was seen with teary eyes as he watches a particularly enthralling performance. The “Knocking Boots” country icon said, “This is the first time that just someone singing made me cry.”
Bryan’s reaction is a part and parcel of the showmanship that this singing competition series brings. Bryan adds in a preview, there’s nothing “more exciting than just a raw talent.”
Beyond that light moment, viewers have plenty to watch when Luke Bryan and other judges on the panel come back for American Idol’s new season. The show will return to its full-fledged production style after the previous season was curtailed by COVID-19 restrictions. During the previous season of the show, to help combat the ongoing pandemic, performances, host segments and judge commentary all switched to at-home virtual appearances.
Season 19 of American Idol launches this Valentine’s Day, Feb 14.
America Idol’s Biggest Stars, Then and Now
Kellie Pickler Then
She finished sixth during American Idol, Season 5 in 2006.
Kellie Pickler Now
Kellie rose to fame during season five of American Idol and she finished sixth in the singing competition. Now, she is an independent recording artist.
Kelly Clarkson Then
Kelly was the winner of the very first season of the American Idol in 2002.
Kelly Clarkson Now
Kelly Clarkson has been one of the famous names when it comes to the history of the singing competition series American Idol. She won the Season One of the show in 2002. She impressed the judges with “At Last” by Etta James and “Express Yourself” by Madonna during the auditions. Since then she has been a talk show host, arena headliner, mother, and The Voice Coach.
Josh Gracin Then
Josh finished fourth during the American Idol, Season 2 in 2003.
Josh Gracin Now
He is active on country radio and an independent country artist. Today he is releasing music singles.
Bucky Covington Then
Bucky finished eight during Season 4 of the American Idol in 2006.
Bucky Covington Now
He has released a live album and three studio albums till now. He also has a handful of shows scheduled for last year and 2021.
Scotty McCreery Then
He was the winner of the Season 10 of the Idol in 2011.
Scotty McCreery Now
Scotty is one of the most successful talent discoveries of American Idol. During the finale of the season, more than 122 million votes were counted where he won the show. Now, he is a great radio success and is releasing music with “Five More Minutes” and “That Is It” as some hits.
Carrie Underwood Then
She was the winner of Season 4 of American Idol in 2005.
Carrie Underwood Now
She came into the limelight when she won season 4 of the show. Aside from her string of No.1 hits and sold-out tours, multi-platinum sales, she also launched an apparel brand named Calia athletic apparel brand. She is also a wife and has two children.
Danny Gokey Then
Danny finished third during American Idol, Season 8 in 2009.
Danny Gokey Now
American Idol fans may remember Danny as the third finalist of Idols Season 8. Since then he has worked mainly in the Christian Music genre and has been nominated three times for Grammys.
Gabby Barrett Then
Gabby finished third during American Idol, Season 16 in 2018.
Gabby Barrett Now
Gabby was famous among fans during season 16 of American Idol. She married her fellow American Idol album, Cade Foehner. Her single “I Hope” is trending on radio charts.
Trent Harmon Then
Trent was the third winner of country music when he won American Idol, Season 15 in 2016.
Trent Harmon Now
Trent won the last American Idol season. After winning the show he signed to Big Machine. His song “There’s A Girl” reached the list of Top 20 on country radio.
Casey James Then
Casey finished third during Season 9 of the American Idol in 2009.
Casey James Now
Casey is happily married and has three children. He released his last album Strip It Down in 2017.
Kree Harrison Then
Kree finished second during American Idol, Season 12 in 2013.
Kree Harrison Now
Kree Harrison just released a new single from her upcoming album, Chosen Family Tree named “Make It Easy”. She moved to Nashville and has dabbled in other genres of music.
Lauren Alania Then
Lauren finished second during Season 10 of American Idol in 2011.
Lauren Alania Now
American Idol fans fell in love with her voice after watching her audition singing “Like We Never Loved At All” by Tim and Faith. She is gearing up to release her Getting Good EP and is a mainstay in country music. She also competed on Dancing With the Stars and finished in fourth place.