Luke Bryan On ‘Idol’ Finale: ‘The Best We’ve Ever Had’
Luke Bryan will be front and center as a Judge on the season finale of American Idol takes place this Sunday (5/21), and the Top 3 contestants – Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, and Iam Tongi – will vie for the sought-after title of “American Idol.”
Luke recently told us, “I think the talent on this year of American Idol is the best we’ve ever had. When I look at our Top 10, any of those kids can go and be massive superstars.”
He added, “I think it’s really important for us to put these kids in a situation where they want to be in music their whole life, and they want to get out there and tour and make all their dreams come true.”
Bryan is set to perform his latest single, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” on the Season Finale in addition to Keith Urban, who will return to the Idol stage to mentor the finalists and perform a song of his own.
Fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will also perform, as well as Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Season 2 stars Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, Jazmine Sullivan, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, Kylie Minogue, Lauren Daigle, Pitbull, and TLC, among others.
The American Idol Season 21 finale will air live on Sunday (5/21) at 8 PM ET on ABC.
Bryan recently announced that he would headline his fourteenth “Farm Tour” this September during a break from his “Country On Tour” launching June 15. The Georgia native will set up stages in the fields of local farms from September 14-23, 2023. Special guests will be announced at a later time.
Luke said in a statement, “One of the reasons we created these Farm Tour shows – to bring the big-city tour to the people. These nights are one-of-a-kind, and we really enjoy getting to know the farmers and their families, love the whole atmosphere of playing on these incredible farms and watching entire communities come together and get excited about these shows.”
Bryan recently talked about how his Farm Tour has grown. He said, “The Farm Tour has grown throughout the years, and the fact that we can set a stage up in a hayfield or some kind of field and people flock to it is what I envisioned when I created Farm Tour, and to obviously help some kids with scholarships and stuff like that. But the Farm Tour has grown every year, and it’s always something we look forward to. It’s really an exciting time to be able to just be out on a farm on a Fall night.”
FARM TOUR 2023
9/14 Shelbyville, KY Mulberry Orchard
9/15 Millersport, OH Miller Family Farm
9/21 Colfax, IA Schnell Family Farms
9/22 Brooklyn, WI Klondike Farms
9/23 Eyota, MN Gar-Lin Dairy LLC