You may know Trent Harmon as the very last winner of FOX’s hit show, American Idol, but we here at Nashcountrydaily.com got to know Trent as one hell of good singer.
The Memphis native stopped by the NashCountryDaily.com offices this afternoon (Sept. 7) for a special Facebook live performance and to show just why he won Season XV of American Idol.
The Season XV winner treated us to songs like Marty Stuart’s “Burn Me Down,” “Falling,” Chris Stapleton’s “What Are You Listening To” “There’s A Girl,” and a hair-raising rendition of Sia’s “Chandelier”—a must see.
Trent said of the Stapleton tune, “That’s my favorite song in the world. It hasn’t been replaced yet. I got to sing it on the show one week, very early in the competition when no one had even sung a country song at all. It was so expected of me to sing country every week that I had to play the game of ‘alright we gotta flip it, I gotta do something to keep people interested in watching the show.’ This particular week they said ‘Pick anything you want.” I said ‘alright, I gotta do it.’ So I told them what I wanted to do and they said ‘you’re gonna go home because nobody has ever heard of that song.’ I sang the song and no one clapped. No one.”
Watch the video for Keith’s response to Trent’s song choice and enjoy the musical stylings of AI winner, Trent Harmon:
photo by Jason Simanek