Huntergirl Impress Judges With Original Song “Heartbreak Down” On “American Idol”
We have great news for “American Idol” fans. Middle Tennessee’s Huntergirl continued in the Top 20 in the final round of the competition. Praised for being Luke Bryan’s favorite country voice so far on the show, she earned more of his praise performing his original song “Heartache.”
Performing an original song in a singing competition is a risky decision, but for Huntergirl, it only made the judges more enamored with her performance. Bryan, who has been on the singer’s team since her audition, said she has a “magical sound” that belongs on the radio.
“When you start singing, it sounds like country dadgum radio,” Bryan said. “You just have that magical sound and then write the songs to back it up. Thanks for coming here and playing a great original.
“Heartbreak Down” comes from The Hunter Girl Scrapbook One day, who she came out last month amid her Idol debut. Known for working with veterans in music therapy, the singer spends a lot of time writing for others and helping others process their wartime experiences through song. On One day, she shares her own story.
The Middle Tennessee State University songwriting graduate shared her gratitude for the album’s support on Instagram.
“Thank you so much for all the love for my new EP “One Day”!” she says. “I’m so excited that the music I’ve been working on for the past few years has finally been released to the world. I want to say a special thank you to everyone [who] made this project a reality. Thank you for believing in me and creating something I will cherish forever. I love you guys so much!”
Watch Huntergirl’s live performance of her original song “Heartbreak Down” below:
Photo courtesy of American Idol/ABC.