…Lots of talk about American Idol’s reboot that premiered Sunday night. Our eyes were on Luke Bryan during his first-night judging. We also see the contestants and think of our favorite artists who competed on TV shows before making it big. BUT we never hear about our country music favorites who competed on TV shows and FAILED. Until now…
…Like Kane Brown who was told American Idol didn’t need another Scotty McCreery. Then, he tried out for The X Factor but quit when they tried to put him in a boy band!
…Colton Swon reached the Top 48 of Idol but was cut before live shows aired. SIX years later, he and his brother Zach make it to The Voice Season 4 finale. They’ve since become besties with Blake Shelton and opened for Carrie Underwood.
…Chris Lane and his twin brother audition during Season 7 of American Idol and not only did NOT gain success from it, but they auditioned as a rap duo and it was aired as one of the bad auditions! Yesssss!
…Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum auditioned for Idol TWICE and never even made it to the judging rounds.
…Maren Morris says the rejection of American Idol and The Voice was good for her and made her fight harder for her dreams. She says it has come full circle now because last year, contestants on BOTH shows auditioned with her song, My Church.