Chase Likens Issues a ‘Storm Warning’ During ‘American Idol’ Live Performance
Chase Likens, who said he is as country as any country boy can be in his pre-performance interview, issued a 'Storm Warning' on tonight's episode of 'American Idol' (Feb. 28.) It was his first live performance of Season 11 and this adorable and likable West Virginian brought a healthy dose of country music to the 'Idol' stage by performing the Hunter Hayes tune. The verdict? We like Likens.
While Likens isn't nearly as deep-voiced or as old school as Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, he certainly turned in a believable mainstream country radio-type performance. Likens sounds ready for country radio right now. Like today. He has that quality of a voice.
Keith Urban certainly seems like Likens' closest relative, sonically speaking. The 'Idol' hopeful has a voice and style that was quite akin to Urban's.
'American Idol' judge Steven Tyler said that Likens has movie star good looks, comparing him to actor Brendan Fraser. Tyler also said that the singer's looks and his talent should excite the mommies at home. He is a complete country package and could go far in this competition.
Could Likens keep the country streak started by McCreery and Lauren Alaina during Season 10 going? It's quite possible.
Watch Chase Likens Perform Hunter Hayes' 'Storm Warning' on 'American Idol'