Trent Harmon – American Idol 2016 – Season 15 Contestant

Trent Harmon American Idol 2016: Little Rock Auditions: AMERICAN IDOL will begin its 15th – and farewell – season with a special two-night, four-hour premiere event Wednesday, Jan. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. AMERICAN IDOL continues on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Pictured: Contestant Trent Harmon auditions in front of the judges at AMERICAN IDOL. © 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Becker / FOX.

Trent Harmon American Idol 2016 Top 24 Season 15

Trent Harmon is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from Arkansas who got his musical bearings when he started singing in the churches. In addition to his skills with music and instruments, Trent has performed in various musicals while in high school and college. During his time at the University Of Arkansas at Monticello, Trent honed his skills with his instrument of particular interest, the guitar, and soon he became comfortable playing and singing at the same time. Also during college, Trent was involved with the school’s weekly bible readings and worship services. By the time he graduated, the program’s attendance had doubled, which is partially attributed to the music he and the other members would perform.

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In May 2014 at the urging of his friend, Trent auditioned for The Voice. Not expecting to make it far, Trent tried out at an open call audition, but nonetheless he managed to advance. After that, the contestants that remained were slowly whittled down by the producers until in October only 100 were left, which Trent was a member of. With a green light to go ahead with his blind audition, Trent began the process of filming his video package and preparing for his performance. However, Trent’s actual blind audition was never aired and since he did not place on a team, it is assumed that he did not manage to turn a chair around.

During the summer of 2015, Trent auditioned for American Idol. Passing through all the producer rounds, Trent had his celebrity judges audition and earned a golden ticket to Hollywood. There, Trent passed through each elimination and secured his spot at the showcase round. Performing Tiny Dancer, by Elton John, according to The Idol Pad, Trent was then advanced to the top 24.

Instruments Trent Plays: Piano, Guitar, Drums


Overall Thoughts: Trent is really good. He reminds me a lot of Season 13’s Alex Preston. I’m getting very creative vibes from this guy and I think people are underestimating him a little. He might just be the sleeper contestant on the male’s side. If he really digs into his creative side, I think he will be able to separate himself from the pack and be very memorable. That falsetto of his is also amazing.

Song Suggestions:

  • All I Want, by Kodaline
  • Your Song, by Elton John
  • Lay Me Down, by Sam Smith

Trent Harmon sang “Unaware” by Allen Stone at his Little Rock Arkansas audition. Click to check out his FULL audition! The singer shares about living on his family farm/restaurant in Mississippi.

More American Idol Performances:

Showcase Round – Tiny Dancer by Elton John – Click to Watch VIDEO
Hollywood Group Round – Team of One – Click to Watch VIDEO
Semifinal Round – What Are You Listening To – Click to Watch VIDEO
Idol Star Duet Round with Jordin Sparks – To Love Somebody – Click to Watch VIDEO

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