Laine Hardy Shares Hilarious Outtake From ‘American Idol’ Finale

Laine Hardy returned to American Idol on Sunday (March 17) to take part in this season’s star-studded finale. The Louisiana…


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May 17, 2020


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Laine Hardy; Photo via Instagram

Laine Hardy returned to American Idol on Sunday (March 17) to take part in this season’s star-studded finale.

The Louisiana native joined Idol judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry as well as past Idol notables including Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty, Gabby Barrett, Jordin Sparks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Laine Hardy, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips, Ruben Studdard, Scotty McCreery and the top 11 finalists from this season of Idol to sing the 1985 charity single “We Are The World.” This was the first television performance of “We Are The World” in 35 years.

Following the star-studded performance, Hardy gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at his performance with a hilarious outtake on social media. In the clip, Hardy can be seen singing the iconic song and as a large bug approaches him, he ducks out of the way laughing. In his social media post, he joked that it was a “murder hornet,” trying to attack him.

“The behind the scenes you didn’t get to see when I was filming my part for “We Are The World” on tonight’s #IdolFinale. 2020 in a nutshell ? #murderhornet,” he wrote.

Laine Hardy has been making the rounds on a virtual tour in support of his two new singles, “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country.”  Country Now recently caught up with the rising country star to reflect on his journey since the show. Click HERE for more with Laine Hardy.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.