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.
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