Laine Hardy is a contestant on ABC show American Idol and has made his way to the Top 10. On Season 17, he appeared on the ABC show to play guitar for his friend Ashton Gill. The judges remembered him from the last season, and the singer tuned a song and was given the Golden Ticket for Hollywood.
Laine has already released his first EP titled In The Bayou in 2018 that consists of three tracks Hurricane, Louisiana Lady and In The Bayo. He prefers to call Elvis Presley as his idol.
Laine Hardy Parents And Ethnicity
Laine Hardy's parents describe him as a shy boy. The contestant of American Idol was only seven when he picked up a guitar and took the guitar lessons for almost five years. His mother Cindy Lou Hardy encouraged the pop singer to took the audition for the first time (during Season 16) in American Idol.
On his Facebook page, Laine often shares his photo alongside his mother bestowing his love and devotion. In May 2018, the Livingston Parish native wished Mother's Day to Cindy and said that he loves her to the moon and back.
Laine Hardy and his mother Cindy Lou Hardy in May 2018 (Photo: Facebook)
Likewise, he is also close with his father, Barry Hardy. Laine took his Instagram on 8 December 2018 and wished his father a birthday. He said that he gave his father the tickets for the Lynyrd Skynyrd show in Baton Rouge.
Professional Career And Journey On 'American Idol'
Laine, age 18, began his professional music career appearing on Season 16 of ABC's American Idol but couldn't make it to the Top 50. At that time, the high school senior covered the country song Hurricane by Band of Heathens.
Although his friend Ashton got eliminated, Laine made an impressive comeback on Season 17 on ABC show and made the way to Top 20 singing his version of The Beatles Come Together. He reached Top 10 performing Robin Hood's Oo De Lally, and many of his fans think that he could covet the title of this season of American Idol.
With his magical voice and natural talent, Laine has become a fan favorite and has now officially entered in the list of Top 6. In the late-April 2019, American Idol paid special tribute to a British rock band Queen and Laine teamed up with TV actor Laci Kaye Booth to perform the song of Johnny Cash and June Carter's Jackson. He and Laci Kaye duet sparked a romance comment from judge Ketty Perry.
Odd seems to be in his favor, and the American singer has become one of the strong contenders who could win the Season 17 of American Idol. As per WGNO, Laine is at 5 to 2 odds while the contestants like Alejandro Aranda and Madison Vandenburg are behind 3 to 1. Other contestants who have officially reached to the Top 6 include Wade Cota and Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.
Now that Laine is officially in Top 6 on the reality singing competition, several of his fans are gushing about his teeth on social media. His supporters have preferred his original teeth, and many of his supporters have also defended his perfect smile and his whitest teeth.
Besides, the pop singer is the founder of a group called The Band Hardy which he created with fellow Lousiana musicians in 2016. Ahead of Christmas in 2018, Laine dropped a song Blue Christmas. He mentions Elvis Presley as his musical influence and plays classic rock, country, blues, and swamp pop.
Alongside music carer, the musician also has a brand of merchandise that features T-shirt, hats, and several products.
Laine Hardy Wins American Idol Season 17
To everyone's joy and excitement, Laine Hardy has become the winner of American Idol season 17. Hardy, who had no plans in auditioning for the show was requested to audition by the judges and gave it another go. It turned out to be his biggest break and a blessing in disguise. During the season finale held on 19 May 2019, he along with contestants Madison Vandenburg and Alejandro Aranda performed in the three-hour live telecast.
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Most of the audiences watching the show wanted Laine to be the winner as his country voice had pretty much won the hearts of the audiences. His win was celebrated not only by his friends and family but also by his large fan following, who took to their Twitter account to post their excitement.
Laine, who performed the song Bring it On Home to Me by Sam Cooke as his final performance, wowed the audiences and the judges, leaving them ecstatic and filled with utter joy.
Bio And Wiki
Laine Hardy was born in 2000 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana with a birth sign as Virgo. His birthday falls on the 12th of September. The pop singer, who grew up listening to swamp pop and country music, stands at a casual height. His nationality is American and carries a mixed ethnicity., as per the wiki.
Laine enrolled at French Settlement High School. The American Idol sensation has more than 310 thousand followers on his Instagram.