On Wednesday, May 26, the 2021 American Idol winner made his late-night debut with a performance of his debut single “23.” Beckham’s performance on Kimmel marked the third live showcase of the song as he previously performed the single on Idol. He performed the song twice, including once after his Idol win during the season finale and one other time just before the finale.
Upon release, the autobiographical tune shot straight to the top of the iTunes country and all-genre charts as well as debuted atop the Billboard Country Digital Song Sales chart and in the top 25 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Produced by Ross Copperman at SoundFactory Recording Studio in Hollywood, California, the self-penned track is a very personal song to Beckham as he authentically sings about his life story and his past struggles with alcohol.
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.
Emily Blunt and Diego Boneta also appeared as special guests during the show.
You can watch Beckham’s performance by clicking above.