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American Idol: Caleb Lee Hutchinson Gives Country Performance Of ‘Die A Happy Man’ For Top 24 Solo

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

On American Idol, Caleb Lee Hutchinson gives a crystal clear cover of “Die A Happy Man” for his Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol. Caleb spoke about just celebrating his birthday and losing weight.

Lionel Richie said his voice is crystal clear identity the first time he hits the note. Lionel said some have to dance around the stage a lot but he is simple and solid. Katy Perry said there is a timeliness in him. Katy said it is amazing how his voice holds so much wisdom and power. Katy said the stuff at the end felt shaky but it is nice to know that he has that option. Luke Bryan said it was not the best song for him. Luke said to keep going with his style but to dig in.

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American Idol Social Media Reactions

@AmericanIdol oh @calebleemusic your voice is so sultry and deep, very Country for sure!!!

— Debra Thompson (@debraat) April 16, 2018

I’m not really a country music fan, but I love @calebleemusic ‘s voice. I sucks me in every time. @AmericanIdol

— Julie Anderson (@dagnyfan) April 16, 2018


— Breanna Bruce (@breannapyne5) April 16, 2018


that’s what i gotta say – WOW.!

— El-Skeester (@dwolf2023) April 16, 2018

Okay @calebleemusic just stole my heart 😩😍 @AmericanIdol

— Ashlie (@ashlie_hopkins) April 16, 2018

@calebleemusic Dude, you just keep bringing it! You are the man! #WorldDomination #NextIdol #AmericanIdol

— Matthew Costlow (@drcostlow) April 16, 2018

American Idol will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic, as it premieres its first season at its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom.

When American Idol debuted in the U.S., the series revolutionized television, pioneering the reality-competition genre and holding an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade. The series also ushered in second-screen audience participation, being the first to introduce text-based and mobile voting. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 53 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience of over 460 million across 53 countries. To date, American Idol has earned 57 Emmy nominations and eight wins.