On American Idol, Caleb Lee Hutchinson finished off the performances of the night with his own country rendition of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” The show obtained the rights to the entire catalogue of Prince for the evening’s performances.
Katy Perry said that she is so proud of Caleb. Katy called it a great rendition. Katy thanked him for bringing back the guitar as it is his weapon. Luke Bryan said that he believes in anything that Caleb sets his mind to doing. Lionel Ritchie said that he was very proud of Caleb with that country take of Prince’s song.
What did you think of the American Idol performance? Let us know in the comments section.
American Idol Social Media Reactions
Yes Yesss I knew somebody had to do this song!!
— Michelle Frissora (@mfry2014) May 7, 2018
From his audition to now he’s stayed true to who he is and I really enjoyed his version of when doves cry
— Amber Foster (@AmberRose0967) May 7, 2018
He is fantastic. He acts like a star. Star quality.
— Lori Denham (@DenhamLori) May 7, 2018
Can’t be easy to make a Prince song your own but @calebleemusic slated it!
— Lori Harris (@lorijonline) May 7, 2018
That was an awesome rendition! I actually love Caleb’s version ….sounds better country style! Great job @calebleemusic
— Granny Filter (@KimCrisman) May 7, 2018
That was amazing good job man!!!!!
— Mike Wehunt (@Mike_wyjlife) May 7, 2018
You’ve inspired my adopted daughter. Multiple foster homes and bullied. Thank you. We love you!
— zzMOJOzz (@mojo_jody) May 7, 2018
That was INCREDIBLE! He so effortlessly made it his own and my jaw is on the floor! I would have thought that was already a country song. Amazing job @calebleemusic! The intensity and emotion is always so spot on as well.
— Denise (@darlingdede) May 7, 2018
Wow! You nailed it. Did Prince justice! #voted
— Kimberly Warrick (@kawarrick227) May 7, 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.
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