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Luke Bryan Reunites With Former Make-A-Wish Kid Ethan Payne

Luke Bryan Reunites With Former Make-A-Wish Kid Ethan Payne

American Idol judge Luke Bryan reunites with former Make-A-Wish kid, Ethan Payne, for another incredible duet. The country superstar first connected with Ethan about two years ago at one of his concerts.

When he was just a baby, Ethan was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. This debilitating disorder greatly affects his breathing. While fighting his battle, Ethan had just one wish. This teen wanted to meet Luke Bryan. So, the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped arrange the get together. But this kindhearted country singer wasn’t just going to introduce say hi. In fact, Luke brought Ethan on stage with him and they sang an incredible duet together. The hit Billboard artist even gave the teen his guitar.

Now, two years later, Ethan is hoping for another chance to sing with his idol. This 15-year-old is auditioning for American Idol and he’s performing Luke’s number 1 song, ‘I Do.’ Just watch as Luke grabs his guitar and starts to sing along with the young man. Ethan has definitely come a long way since his first performance on stage and he held his own with Luke. After the song, all three judges raved about the teen. Lionel Ritchie said, “You, young man, you’re an inspiration. I’m hoping that the whole world understands what they’re watching here. Because it really is a fabulous fabulous blessing.”

Ethan isn’t letting anything stand in the way of his dreams and, now, he is on his way to Hollywood. This teen definitely has a big future ahead of him. What do you think?

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