Trent Harmon had a lot of show-stopping moments on “American Idol.” The 25-year-old Amory, Mississippi, native was a favorite among the judges and fans from the very beginning, so it was no shock when he was announced as the Season 15 winner.
Even though Trent had a few hiccups along his “Idol” journey — like when he was sick with mono and wasn’t sure he could perform — the farmer and waiter pulled through to deliver powerful performances week after week.
One performance that was an instant hit was when Trent took to the stage to sing Michael Bolton’s version of “When A Man Loves A Woman.” It was during this episode that judge Jennifer Lopez predicted that Trent could make it all the way to the end with La’Porsha Renae.
Another standout performance from Trent was his duet with La’Porsha. During a team round, the pair decided to take a risk and sing Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s hit “See You Again.” La’Porsha admitted she was nervous about trying that song, but the pair was the only group to receive all-around positive responses from the judges. Trent’s duet also proved that he could hang with La’Porsha, who had already been ruled as a top contender and the one to beat.
Tackling Sia’s “Chandelier” was also a big moment for Trent. Not only did the judges love it, but fans also seemed to like his rendition. The performance was so well-received that Trent even decided to perform it again during part one of the two-night finale.
During this season of “American Idol,” Trent was able to do something no other contestant could: make Lopez tear up. While critiquing his rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man,” the 46-year-old singer and judge got extremely emotional and said it was singers like Trent that made her love being on the show.
Another performance Trent completely nailed was when he debuted his song “Falling,” which is now available for purchase on iTunes. In an interview with Billboard Thursday, judge Keith Urban said he thought Trent did an amazing job with it. Urban also revealed he wrote the song with Dallas Davidson and Brett James.
“That one just sort of fell by the wayside a little bit,” he said. “I was focusing on the songs, and the next thing I knew they called me and asked if I would be cool with Trent singing it. I was all for it.”
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