Luke Bryan and contestant Alex Miller from Kentucky are set to perform a duet of Merle Haggard’s “Big City” during the season premiere of American Idol on February 14. American Idol is giving fans another sneak peek at the upcoming season in a new video shared on Friday (Feb. 5).
“What I love about American Idol is that you never know what’s going to walk through that door,” Bryan shared. “There was a kid, Alex from Kentucky and I actually got up and played with him.”
In a new teaser clip shared by Idol, Bryan joins Miller’s audition to sing the Haggard song. The judge and contestant pairing found Miller singing in perfect harmony with Bryan, while both of them played acoustic guitar. Miller’s classic country voice blended flawlessly with Bryan’s vocals in the clip.
During their duet, Katy Perry cheered Bryan and Miller on, yelling “yeahh.”
Miller is a 17-year-old singer from Lancaster, Kentucky and goes by Alex Kentucky Kowboy Miller online.
In a previous clip shared by Idol, Bryan was brought to tears by a contestant who was singing Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
During the clip Bryan revealed, “this is the first time that just someone singing made me cry.”
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) January 5, 2021
Bryan, Perry and Lionel Richie will return to their judges chairs for season premiere of American Idol airs on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
The upcoming season will also feature mentor Bobby Bones and longtime host Ryan Seacrest.
The country superstar dropped his brand new song “Country Does” on Friday (Feb. 5), which pays tribute to his small town roots. He also launched the preorder for his forthcoming deluxe edition of his chart-topping album, Born Here Live Here Die Here.