Luke Bryan Opens Up About Losing Both Of His Siblings on American Idol

A new season of American Idol kicked off last night and before the show debuted Luke shared the song he would have chosen to audition with

Luke live tweeted and shared updates on Instagram with fans during the show


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@americanidol is live. Y’all watching? What do you think so far? #AmericanIdol #TheNextIdol

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Watch the performance Luke raved about

One strongly country contestant was Tyler Mitchell, 26, from Florien, La.

Watch his soulful cover of Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around”

Another contestant, Johanna Jones, had a potato chip eating contest with the judges before earning her Golden Ticket.



The most touching audition of the night was the last one. Contestant Nick Townsend gave an emotional performance of “Let it Go” by James Bay. He shared the story of losing his brothers to suicide.


The judges were moved by his singing and sent him through to Hollywood.

Not everyone made it through and for Luke it’s hard to say no sometimes