American Idol Winner Laine Hardy Performs 'Jambalaya (On the Bayou)'

American Idol Winner Laine Hardy Performs 'Jambalaya (On the Bayou)'

American Idol winner Laine Hardy performs a toe-tapping rendition of 'Jambalaya (On the Bayou)' from Hank Williams. He made it all the way to the winner’s circle, but Laine almost didn’t audition this year.


After being eliminated in the early rounds of last year’s competition, Laine was not planning on coming back. But, when he played guitar for a childhood friend during her initial audition, the judges requested that Laine sing too.

His voice once again impressed the judges and that’s when he earned his second ticket to Hollywood. Now, it’s time for his live finale performance and it’s absolutely amazing. This country guy is sticking to his roots with a rousing rendition of 'Jambalaya (On the Bayou)' from Hank Williams.

“A good-bye Joe, you gotta go, me oh my oh
He gotta go-pole the pirogue down the bayou
His Yvonne the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou”

Hank Williams originally wrote and recorded this single in 1952. It climbed to the number one spot on the country charts and spurred numerous covers from a range of different musical genres. Now, Laine is putting his own unique spin on this classic and it reminds us all just why he was named the winner of American Idol.

Laine Hardy is truly a talented young man and he definitely has a bright future ahead as a country musician. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s to come from the rising star. What about you?