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Robert Taylor audition – A 27-year-old contestant from Louisiana has Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan all applauding for his audition! Hear Robert Taylor’s take on “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi.
American Idol: Season 18
Audition song: “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi
Who is Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor is a 27-year-old Door-to-door salesman from Louisiana. He joined American Idol because of his late father, who passed in January 2020 due to drug addiction. It was his father’s dream for him to join the show.
Robert Taylor had a hard time growing up. He was a church boy, he wasn’t allowed to listen to other types of music. When other kids were partying, he was at bible studies. What’s also hard for him was that he’s not allowed to be himself. It was until 2019 that Robert Taylor finally accepted that he’s gay. His father was the only person in his life who accepted him fully.
When Robert Taylor told his dad about his “truth”, his father just smiled and told Robert that he’s proud of him.
American Idol Season 18
The eighteenth season of the reality show singing competition American Idol premiered on February 16, 2020 on ABC. It is the third season to air on ABC since the series reboot; Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie returned as judges despite budget cuts. Ryan Seacrest continues as show host, Bobby Bones returns as in-house mentor.
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Lionel Richie is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. His recordings with the Commodores and in his solo career made him one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s.
Luke Bryan is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – before signing with Capitol Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, in 2007.
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