Luke Combs went head to head with another gritty country vocalist on the American Idol finale this weekend (May 23), sharing a raspy duet with season favorite, Chayce Beckham.
Teaming up with the hopeful star to cap the show’s 19th season, Combs led a back-and-forth run through his current hit, “Forever After All.” Matching growling (but dynamic) vocals on a tribute to the one and only thing that doesn’t fade — true love — the pair shared the stage with a steel guitar and were backed by pounding drums, with Beckham strumming an acoustic guitar. And as the judges looked on, getting a direct comparison between the star and a fresh face, they finished up with big smiles.
“They say nothing lasts forever / But they ain’t seen us together / Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes / Just a t-shirt in the kitchen / With no make-up and a million / Other things that I could look at my whole life / A love like that makes a man have second thoughts / Maybe some things last forever after all,” goes the heartwarming chorus.
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It was all part of a legendary night for Beckham, who eventually emerged victorious and was named the winner of American Idol’s 19th season. The show also featured fellow country star and judge Luke Bryan dueting with contestant Casey Bishop, among other big performanes.
Meanwhile, “Forever After All” has become the latest Number One hit for Luke Combs, currently sitting on top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. American Idol has confirmed that it will return to ABC for a 20th season, but there’s no word yet on whether Bryan or fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will continue on.