Laine Hardy Talks About His Return To ‘American Idol’

Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein
Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein
Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein

Reigning American Idol champ Laine Hardy will return to the hit show on Sunday (May 10) to perform “Life Is A Highway” during the show’s Disney-themed night.

Prior to his return to American Idol, the rising star joined AI‘s in-house mentor Bobby Bones on The Bobby Bones Show to chat about his upcoming performance and share the story behind his run-in with actor John Stamos.

After recalling the whirlwind he experienced after winning American Idol in 2019, Hardy shared his thoughts on performing “Life Is A Highway.”

“I heard it growing up on the radio and stuff, but I’ve had to refresh my memory the last couple days and re-learn it, ya know,” he explained of the song originally recorded by Tom Cochrane, and later released by Rascal Flatts for the Cars movie soundtrack.

“This song, the timing of it, it throws me off,” he admitted. “It’s a little different than what I’m normally singing so it’s gonna take a little practice, but it’s a really good song.”

Hardy went on to recall his run-in with Stamos, revealing that he once offered him a sandwich when they both appeared on the PBS special, A Capitol Fourth.

Click below to listen to his full interview with Bobby Bones.

Fans can catch Bones and Hardy on American Idol this Sunday at 8/7 c.