Huntergirl and Cole Ritter Join Forces For Fleetwood Mac Duet On ‘American Idol’

ABC’s American Idol returned on Sunday evening with the contestants who made it through Hollywood week. The remaining Idol hopefuls…

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 4, 2022

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ABC’s American Idol returned on Sunday evening with the contestants who made it through Hollywood week. The remaining Idol hopefuls were paired up together for the exciting duets round. 

Platinum ticket recipient Huntergirl was awarded the opportunity to choose her duet partner for the next round and she hand-picked Cole Wesley Ritter to join her on stage. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“He sounded great and I thought our voices could go well together,” HunterGirl shared of her reason for choosing Ritter as her duet partner.

Each team selected a duo name for the evening and HunterGirl and Ritter got a bit creative with theirs. 

“We are doing ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac, but you could tell by my accent, and us being the country genre, we’re kind of a little bit redneck. So, we’re going by Backwood Mac,” HunterGirl explained.

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The pair then went on to perform the Fleetwood Mac hit, each showcasing their unique vocals. 

Following their duet, Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan gave the two contestants a standing ovation and commentary on their impressive performance.

“So good,” Bryan said, praising their performance.

Huntergirl, Cole Ritter; Photo by ABC, American Idol
Huntergirl, Cole Ritter; Photo by ABC, American Idol

“Country girl, you have an undeniable tone in your voice that just cuts through,” Perry gushed. “You all did nothing wrong. You sounded great together.”

“Cole, you just put out an immediate vibe that you want to jump on board with some of that,” Bryan added.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Huntergirl and Ritter both advanced to the next round, which is The Showstopper Round.

American Idol returns with another round of duets on Monday evening (April 4).

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.