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Country star Laine Hardy would be 3rd person to win ‘American Idol’ after being eliminated in a prior season [Watch]

As the old saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Country star Laine Hardy, who was eliminated in the early rounds of “American Idol” last year, has returned in Season 17 for a second shot at the trophy. Should Laine end up earning the confetti shower, he’d be the third “American Idol” winner to claim victory after being eliminated in a prior season. The other two were Season 12 champ Candice Glover and Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson. Watch Laine’s 2019 audition video above of The Band‘s “The Weight.”

SEEKaty Perry injures herself doing the worm during Jake Puliti’s ‘American Idol’ audition: ‘My lower back hurts!’ [Watch]

Candice previously auditioned in the ninth and 11th seasons of “American Idol,” but failed to advance to the live shows both time. In Season 11 she made it to the Las Vegas round where she was grouped with two soon-to-be

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