Trent Harmon is completely ecstatic that he won ‘American Idol’ but he’s just as happy for another chance to sing along with second place winner, La’Porsha Renae. She also scored a recording deal and Trent can’t wait to ‘go to work’ with his ‘Idol’ bestie!
While La’Porsha Renae, 22, didn’t win the last season of American Idol, she walked away with a record contract, anyway. This has the actual winner, Trent Harmon, 25, feeling…excited! Trent says he can’t wait for more chances to sing along with the woman he calls his best friend!
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“I’m good with that. Definitely,” Trent said after he heard that La’Porsha was signed to Scott Borchetta’s, 53, Big Machine records, though she lost American Idol. “There’s such a healthy competitive push that we give each other. I say ‘La’Porsha, sing this, you can sing that better’ and she says ‘well, you can sing it better on this part.’” Trent I get to go to work with my best friend still, post Idol.”
Talk about friendship goals – and being a good winner! Trent’s victory totally overwhelmed him and he fell to the floor during the April 8 finale. “So much decompression got to leave my body in that moment,” he said, but he still had plenty of joy for La’Porsha’s good fortune! Feel some joy of your own, thanks to unlimited and ad-free streaming music — sign up for that here.
“I love them both,” Scott told reports following the finale that left some fans completely dumbfounded. “So they are both signed and I am honored to say that [La’Porsha] is the first artist signed to Big Machine.” Guess this proves Scott’s criticism wrong and that La’Porsha wasn’t “slacking off” during her final performances, after all.
What’s next for Trent? If he gets his way, he’s going to be putting on his “Suit and Tie” because he wants to be the country music version of Justin Timberlake, 35. While it’s good to aim high, even Trent knows that “it’s a lot of responsibility” to be the “Justin Timberlake” of anything, but the newest (and last) American Idol says he’s “good with it.”
Are you looking forward to hearing both Trent and La’Porsha’s new music, HollywoodLifers?