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.