Do we have the next Justin Timberlake on our hands? We spoke exclusively with ‘American Idol’ winner, Trent Harmon right after his big moment — and said he’s very ‘okay’ with becoming the next JT!
Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Music — and the man who discovered Taylor Swift, is ready to make Trent Harmon an even bigger star. He said after the American Idol finale that he wants to make him “the country Justin Timberlake” — so what did Trent tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively about about that?
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“Yeah, I’m okay with that,” Trent told us after the star-studded finale of season 15. “To be mentioned in any kind of anything as JT . . . is a big deal. It’s a lot of responsibility but I’m good with it!”
Well, yeah I’d say! Of course, Trent is already signed to Big Machine — Scott told us this year, they actually signed both him and runner-up La’Porsha Renae! “I love both of them,” he said. “So they are both signed and I am honored to say that she is the first artist signed to BigMachine/Motown! I love them both and they are both great.”
Well, that’s for sure! People were definitely shocked with the results, but over all, both La’Porsha and Trent were seriously incredible.
“I think I did my best and Trent did his best and at the end of the day it is about what America wanted,” La’Porsha told us exclusively after the show, when we asked about Scott’s statement that she may have have gave Trent a chance and slacked a little on her final performances.
“My kind of singing is not really popular here so it is understandable why they prefer Trent, and that is completely fine,” she said. “But do I feel like I didn’t win the competition because I didn’t put my best foot forward or I didn’t deserve it? I don’t think that is the case!”
Well we don’t think so either — plus, we know they’re both going to be super successful! Do you think the right person won, HollywoodLifers? Do you want to see Trent go country?