Trent Harmon Wows Judges on "American Idol" With Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man"

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Trent Harmon wowed American Idol judges on Thursday with his rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man." He even brought Jennifer Lopez to tears.

"It's moments like this [that remind me] why I love Idol and why I'm going to miss it so much," she said, referencing the show's current and final 15th season. "It's been having this front seat to watching the perfect song and the perfect singer sing it at that time."

"That's what happened there, and it made me feel like, 'Damn, I've been so lucky the five years I got to be on the show and watch things like that,'" she added of Trent's performance. "You sang that song so beautifully, and I felt every single word of it. Thank you for giving me one of those moments."

Harry Connick, Jr. was impressed with Trent Harmon, too.

"You know what would be really fun? To hear a duet between Trent and Adam Lambert," he said following Harmon's performance. "There would be, like, glasses breaking everywhere. It would be crazy."

"It would be a dream come true," Trent Harmon replied.

Trent Harmon is one of the top five contestants remaining on American Idol.

Do you think he has what it takes to make it to the top?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.