See Inside Luke Bryan And Wife, Caroline’s ‘American Idol’ Finale Date Night
Luke Bryan is celebrating the finale of the singing competition show, American Idol, with his wife, Caroline, by his side. The…
Luke Bryan, Caroline Bryan; Photo via Instagram
Luke Bryan is celebrating the finale of the singing competition show, American Idol, with his wife, Caroline, by his side. The country star took to social media on Sunday, May 14, to commemorate the big night with a heartfelt photo of him and his wife glammed up and ready for the show.
His caption read, “We’re ready for the #Idol finale! Who do y’all think is gonna win?”
Luke dressed to impress with his all-black ensemble that included a pair of swift, black cowboy boots. Caroline also shined in her elevated Canadian tuxedo featuring a denim patchwork blazer and matching shorts with a cheetah-print top underneath. She topped off the look with a glamorous orange heel featuring a rhinestone ankle strap.
Caroline took to the comment section to show her support for her hubby by writing, “My sweet guy! ❤️”
In a following post, Bryan shared a video that showcased the moments leading up to finale night as well as his grand entrance on stage alongside fellow Idol judges, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
“The grand finale is underway. We crown a new winner tonight y’all. What a season. #Idol” he wrote in the caption.
The soundtrack to the video was Bryan’s latest release, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” which he’s set to perform during the show.
The new summer anthem was penned by Chase McGill, Matt Dragstrem, and Geoff Warburton while Jeff Stevens produced and Jody Stevens co-produced. “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” is slated to impact country radio on May 15 and gives fans a taste of what’s to come from Bryan’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album.
Bryan’s Georgia-raised vocals heat things up to a new level as he ignores anything that doesn’t come with a fun night out on the dance floor as he sings, “But I got a beer in my hand, and I got it raised up high / I ain’t got a give in my damn right, I can do this all night / Country done came to town, this town don’t stand a chance / I’ll holler at the ladies, dancing like crazy, new Luccheses, fresh up out the deer stand / Feeling this high, wasn’t part of my plan / Wasn’t even gonna try / But I got a beer in my hand.”
Caroline also shared additional snapshots from her visit to the American Idol set on her Instagram stories, including one featuring Lionel Richie.
Live from Hollywood, the three-hour Season 21 finale of American Idol also featured performances from the Idol judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as the top 3 finalists: Megan Danielle, Colin Stough, and Iam Tongi.
Additionally, Ellie Goulding, Jelly Roll, Pitbull, TLC, Lil Jon, James Blunt, Jazmine Sullivan, REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin, Kylie Minogue, Lainey Wilson and Lauren Daigle also performed throughout the broadcast.
American Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken also returned to the show.
Country superstar Keith Urban, who served as an American Idol judge during seasons 12 to 15, was on hand to mentor the top 3.
“To be able to come in as a mentor, and play as well, is incredible,” he told PEOPLE. “That was home for me for several seasons, and the mentoring part is probably one of the things I always enjoyed the most, getting to work with the artist one-on-one.”
During the show, several other fan-favorite contestants returned to the American Idol stage, including Haven Madison, Olive Steele, Wé Ani, Zachariah Smith, Warren Peay, and more.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the American Idol season 21 finale aired on Sunday, May 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.