Kat and Space Cowboy Stun ‘American Idol’ Judges With ‘Shallow’ Performance

American Idol returned Sunday with more auditions, showcasing the talent the current season has to offer. An exceptionally good looking…


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March 8, 2020


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American Idol returned Sunday with more auditions, showcasing the talent the current season has to offer.

An exceptionally good looking couple captivated the American Idol judges with a performance of “Shallow,” the song made famous by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from the film A Star Is Born.

All three judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, were initially taken back by the couple’s looks.

“Good lord, are we filming like a soap opera, or it like, American Idol: Ken and Barbie,” Bryan quipped as the contestants walked in the room hand-in-hand.

After introducing themselves, Kat and Space Cowboy (aka Alex Cortez), went on to explain that they met at church and later connected on Instagram.

Kat and Space Cowboy’s quick performance of “Shallow” stunned the judges.

“I love you,” Perry confessed after their performance.

“Are you real people?” Bryan asked.

The judges explained that they had to vote on them separately, however, Bryan assured them, “It never happens like this, where both people really knock it out of the park.”

The judges then proceeded to give both Kat and Space Cowboy a ticket to Hollywood.

Watch their audition above.

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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.