While Hardy was saying Released from prisonHis performance with Booth will continue as planned as The Great Idol Reunion Special premiered in early April, before Hardy Turning himself in to Louisiana State University police.
When recording the episode, Hardy, along with fellow graduates such as Scotty McCrearyLauren Alaina, Chris Allen, David Cook and others spoke with the media about participating in the 20th anniversary of this successful show.
“This is a huge achievement for American Idol, and being a part of their 20th anniversary is going to go down in history as part of this show, so it’s great to be a part of it,” Hardy said. Entertainment tonight Host Matt Cohen before the show.
While the idol show will continue, Hardy had to cancel his appearance at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival, which was scheduled for April 29, the same day he surrendered to police and was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison. Its cancellation led to fellow idol alum Hannah Everhart Replace it on the invoice.
season 17 American Idol The winner is in jail on Friday (April 29). According to LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard, Hardy faces a criminal charge of intercepting and disclosing wired, electronic or verbal communications.
The singer/songwriter allegedly planted a recording device in his ex-girlfriend’s home on the LSU campus.
Prior to his arrest, Hardy spoke out about the allegations after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
“Earlier today, I received a warrant for the allegations made against me and was cooperating fully with the Louisiana State University Police Department,” Hardy wrote. “I understand that my career has pushed me into the public spotlight, and I embrace that with all my heart because my entire world belongs to my music and my fans.”
He continued, “But due to the sensitive nature of this allegation, I humbly demand privacy at this time. I have the utmost respect for the law and will assist in their investigation as needed moving forward.”
– Lynn Hardy (@TheLaineHardy) April 29, 2022
At the time of issuing his arrest warrant, Hardy’s attorney, C. Frank Holthus, confirmed that the singer was cooperating fully with LSU police.
“I can confirm that Mr. Hardy did receive an arrest warrant earlier today and has been and will continue to cooperate fully with the Louisiana State University Police Department on this matter,” Holthus said. “Due to the public nature of Mr. Hardy’s profession, we are asking for privacy at this time.”
The Great Idol Reunion will feature a series of duets, where former Idol winners and contestants will reunite with fellow Idol alum from their season of the popular singing competition show for a one-of-a-kind collaboration.
In addition to Hardy and Booth, Robin Stoddard, Jordin Sparks, Scotty McCreary, Lauren Alina, David Cook, Chris Allen, Maddie Bobby, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Willie Spence, and Grace Kinstler will return to the Idol stage to see the star-studded duo. Display.
Stoddard will sing with Sparks. McCreary will play alongside Alina. The cook will be paired with Allen; Bob will sing with her boyfriend Hutchinson. Spence and Kinstler will also take the stage together.
Former Idol judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will also make a special appearance during the special.
Great idol reunion It airs Monday, May 2 at 8/7c on ABC.
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