Chayce Beckham brought out all the emotions with the first time performance of his debut single “23.”
The rising star performed his debut single before transitioning into a song he covered during Hollywood week on Idol – Chris Stapleton’s “You Should Probably Leave.”
Watch his full performance below.
Following his performance, Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie praised his original song.
“Amazing oh my god, I love the way you worked some of the production on your original and like I said just your confidence,” Bryan exclaimed.
“Who have you turned into, I am telling you something from beginning to now, it’s a complete transformation,” Richie said. “you have stepped into your light to the point where I know exactly who you are.”
“Chayce what number is your song on the country chart? No. 1!” Perry gushed. “Apple Valley boy, forklift boy, you are a rockstar!”
Produced by Ross Copperman, Beckham recorded the self-penned track at SoundFactory Recording Studio in Hollywood, California.
“23” is a very personal and authentic song to the singer as he sings about his life story and his past struggles with alcohol addiction.
Throughout the autobiographical song he references real life experiences from his past that are true stories.
“Now i’m 23 / and there ain’t nobody who can drink like me / Soon I’ll be 24 / And the Lord knows that I can’t drink no more / I know I should’ve taken it slow / It’s not the way that my life goes / Now I know / When your pass out on the floor,” Beckham sings in the chorus of the track.
In addition to giving the live debut of “23,” Beckham also stunned with a cover of Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” as well as performed a duet alongside fellow Idol contestant Casey Bishop of Finneas’ “Break My Heart Again.”
Additionally, Throughout Beckham’s Idol journey, he has impressed the Idol judges and stole the hearts of Americans across the country with covers of Chris Stapleton (“You Should Probably Leave”), Ed Sheeran (“Afterglow”), Incubus alongside Brandon Boyd (“Drive”), Bob Marley (“Waiting In Vain”), Kolton Moore & The Clever Few (“What Brings Life Also Kills”), Bryan Adams (“Everything I Do I Do It For You”), Disney’s Dumbo (“Baby Mine”), Coldplay (“Magic”) and his Mother’s Day original “Mamma.”
Earlier in the season, Idol judge Luke Bryan praised Beckham saying “your first note had me.” While Perry gushed “you sound like the heart of American,” before correctly predicting, “I think you’re a top 5.”