Pop Culture: Chris Lane opens up on trying out for 'American Idol'

Pedro Marrero
Jun 30, 2018
03:10 A.M.
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A long time before he was a rising country heartthrob, Chris Lane auditioned for Season 7 of American Idol along with his twin brother, Corey.

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"I never sang in front of anybody before, and I thought it'd be a cool opportunity just to go try. I was about to graduate college, and I just went for it,” revealed the country singer in a Pop Culture interview.

The singer admitted that he and his twin brother, Corey, auditioned for the show back in 2007. His career might have taken a very different turn if the judges on American Idol had passed him through to Hollywood.

Chris Lane found recent success on country radio with songs like Fix and For Her. However, his decade-old American Idol audition emerged on the internet and it was embarrassing. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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The brothers introduced themselves as basically the same person with the same friends and same car. They then introduced Ashley, a pretty girl that went along with them, as Chris’ ex, and Cory’s current girlfriend.

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The inseparable twins entered the room with pure confidence. Before you know it, Chris started beat-boxing while Cory tried to remember the words to his rap. 

After repeating the line “alright here we go now” an excessive amount of times, Cory finally spat out his rap. As it can be seen in the video, the twins were a disaster.

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After their awkward performance, Simon called them “amateurish.” The judges gave them a resounding “no.” “They must have so much fun with the chicks, those two,” said Simon, as they exited the auditions room.

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No one would’ve guessed that a decade later, one of the awkward twins would have a record deal and a successful album. Chris definitely had the last laugh and proved American Idol’s judges wrong.

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He signed a record deal with Big Loud Mountain and released his relatively successful album Girl Problems in 2016. Lane also released a crossover collaboration with pop singer Tori Kelly.

Their hit, Take Back Home Girl, was No. 13 on Spotify’s United States Viral 50 list, as of October 3rd. The song had 65 first week stations on board and has collected more than 2 million streams on Spotify since it’s release on September 29, 2017.

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