Triston Harper & Will Moseley Showcase What Makes Them Country On ‘Idol’

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This week on American Idol, contestants each had two opportunities to display their talent on stage

During the Top 8 round on American Idol, the aspiring singers performed songs selected by the judges in what is known as the Judges Song Contest. Each contestant was presented with three song choices but was not told which judge recommended which song.

At the end of the night, the judge who had the most song selections performed was allowed to save one contest from elimination.

In addition to these impressive solo performances, the contestants were paired up to perform duets celebrating the music of the Idol judges.

Triston Harper’s Top 8 performance

Triston Harper, the youngest contestant on this season of Idol, chose to perform a heartfelt cover of Morgan Wallen’s hit song “Sand In My Boots.” During rehearsals, he shared that it is a song he “listens to every day.”

Watch the performance below! 

Will Moseley’s Top 8 performance

Will Moseley put his own spin on Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” which included a lively guitar solo in the middle of the song. Lionel Richie, who was revealed as the judge who made the song selection, told Moseley that he “killed it.”

Watch the performance below!  

Triston Harper and Will Moseley perform a Luke Bryan hit together on Idol

For their second appearance on stage this week, Triston Harper and Will Moseley gave it their all for an energetic duet of Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country.”

Luke Bryan released the song on his 2017 album of the same name. Fans loved the song, and as a result, it made it all the way to the number two spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Ultimately, both Harper and Moseley received the good news that they were advancing to the Top 7! Watch their duet performance below.