American Idol: Leah Marlene Plays Europe Navy Tour with Trent Harmon

Leah Marlene signs with Madison House, joining a slew of Idol alums

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American Idol alums Leah Marlene who finished 3rd on Season 20 and Season 15 winner Trent Harmon are in Europe touring Navy bases. While it’s been rewarding to play for the troops, it’s also been ardorous to fly around the continent!

Marlene took off for Europe, with her father, Derry Grehan, who is backing her up on acoustic guitar, on July 4. “En route to Europe this morning to play a few shows for the U.S. Navy!” Leah wrote. “I’m so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see what beautiful people and memories this week has in store! Love you guys!! Have a wonderful week my friends!!!”


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On July 6, Marlene and Trent performed for the troops at Souda Bay, a base on the island of Crete, Greece. Marlene posted a gallery of photos on Instagram, which include a shot with Trent and her father, alongside the caption: “An incredible first stop at Souda Bay”


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Watch Leah Marlene and Trent Harmon perform together

She also posted a short clip of her singing “Separate Ways” by Journey, with her father and Trent backing her up. “Best song request ever!” Leah gushed in the caption.


Best song request ever ?? #seperateways #usnavy #soudabay #chania #leahmarlene #trentharmon #coversong #journeycover

? original sound – Leah Marlene

It took 32 hours to arrive in Italy from Greece!

However, travelling to Sigonella for a July 8 performance in Italy proved to be a huge challenge. On Instagram stories, Leah posted a video of her and her father after they arrived in Italy. It took 32 hours, including a layover in Munich. The airlines lost their luggage, except for their acoustic guitars. “We can put on a show, we might smell really bad,” Leah joked.

Although they were late, the concert still goes on. The official Sigonella Facebook page wrote, “Due to unforeseen travel delays, tonight’s Acoustic Idol Concert will be delayed until 8:00 pm and will be moved indoors to Connections Pub.”

Leah Marlene set for Los Angeles, signs Management deal

After her whirlwind Navy tour, Leah will get ready to move to Los Angeles. She’s booking shows already after signing with Madison House booking and management, an outfit that also manages and books shows for Trent Harmon (who doesn’t tour much these days), season 16 winner Maddie Poppe, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Season 16 winner Nick Fradiani and season 7 winner, Kris Allen.

Madison House reports that Leah’s August 27th homecoming show in Normal, Illinois, featuring Maddie Poppe and season 2o Top 5 singer Fritz Hager is almost sold out. 

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