Fans of American Idol contestant Alex Miller got good news, bad news and great news on Sunday night (March 28).
When we last saw Miller on TV, he joined EmiSunshine for a duet version of Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line." Although the performance earned the duo at least one more week on the competition series, judge Luke Bryan encouraged Miller to stray from his country music comfort zone and try his hand at a pop hit.
We're calling this good news because, as we learned during Miller and Bryan's "Big City" cover from the audition phase of the show, the youngster's singing, guitar picking and performing style suits covers of the Hag.
Yet another great example of Miller's mastery of traditional country proved to be his final performance on the ABC competition series.
The 17-year-old country singer from Lancaster, Kentucky graciously accepted the end of his journey in a video posted to social media.
After getting sent home following his Showstopper performance, Miller received quite the consolation prize.
Back when we first met Miller, he told Bryan about his dream to someday perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville.
Bryan implied that he could pull some strings during his first on-screen interaction with Miller. For their final discussion on American Idol, Bryan shocked Miller with some great news.
"Do you remember a certain promise that I made you during your audition process?," Bryan asked Miller during a Facetime call.
"Oh, I haven't forgotten that," Miller responded.
"Well, I made some calls to my good friends at the Grand Ole Opry and they agreed to let my buddy Alex Miller come perform at the Grand Ole Opry," Bryan added.
Bryan also mentioned potentially joining Miller on stage, so keep an eye out for an Opry bill featuring the singers of "One Margarita" and "I'm Over You, So Get Over Me."
Standout performances from Sunday night include Alyssa Wray's take on "I'm Here" from The Color Purple, Chayce Beckham's cover of Chris Stapleton's "You Should Probably Leave," Hannah Everhart's rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and Caleb Kennedy's original song.
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