Laine Hardy is one of the favorites to win season 17 of “American Idol.” This 18-year-old student hails from Livingston, Louisiana. He has gotten to the top 5 on the ABC revival of this reality competition series based on his nine performances to date beginning with the Top 40 back on March 31. Which of these has been your favorite so far? Vote in our poll below and then sound off in our comments section with your thoughts on this reboot of “American Idol.”
Do you think that Hardy’s finest performance was one of the two tunes he crooned on the May 5 episode in which the Top 6 were whittled down by one to the final five? Those classics were by Ray Charles (“I Don’t Need No Doctor”) and Chuck Berry ( “Johnny B. Goode). Or was it his first time in the spotlight when he won over judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie with his version of The Beatles big hit “Come Together”? Perhaps you favor one of the six other songs he has sung in the competition so far.
Take a look at his set list below and then weigh in with your pick. And be sure to make your predictions so that all of the remaining “American Idol” contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card.
Top 40: “Come Together” by The Beatles
Top 20 Solo: “Bring It On Home” by Sonny Boy Williamson
Top 20 Duet: with Elle King on “The Weight” by The Band
Top 14 Song 1: “That’s Alright Mama by Elvis Presley
Top 14 Song 2: “Hurricane”
Top 10 Song: “Oo-De-Lally” from “Robin Hood”
Top 8 Song: “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “I Don’t Need No Doctor” by Ray Charles
Top 6 Song 2: “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry