Luke Bryan Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL Contestant Megan Danielle for Boldly Sharing Her Faith

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Luke Bryan Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL Contestant Megan Danielle for Boldly Sharing Her Faith

By Movieguide® Contributor

As season 21 of AMERICAN IDOL continued, contestant Megan Danielle decided to take a risk, one that landed her a spot in the top eight.  

Megan Danielle performed the song, “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill.  

The lyrics read, “Go rest high on that mountain/ ‘cause Son your work on earth is done/ go to Heaven a shoutin’ love for the Father and the Son.”  

Once Danielle concluded the performance, Luke Bryan revealed that he had picked the song for her and that it was nothing short of “unbelievable.”  

“What I love about you is … you’re never scared to tell everybody your faith,” Bryan stated to Danielle.  

He added, “When I thought about that song, I … just felt in my heart that I couldn’t pick a better one than that for you.”  

With the performance reiterated as “perfect” from Bryan, Danielle moved herself into the top eight.  

She took to her Instagram posting, Not Top Seven BUT EIGHT !!!! ❤️ Thank y’all from the bottom of my heart! This was one of my most challenging performances but what a way to honor my papa! Thank you, God! 11.24 🌟🕊️”  

Katy Perry told Danielle following the performance, “I don’t think Luke chose that song. I think your Grandpa chose that song and I think he’s trying to tell you that you are exactly where you’re meant to be right now. You deserve this moment, Megan, and it’s a wonderful confirmation. I don’t believe in any coincidences and we couldn’t have known any of that. So I just think that was Heaven sent.”   

Danielle isn’t the only faith-filled AMERICAN IDOL contestant this year. Movieguide® recently reported on Warren Peay who is another faith-filled contestant:  

Warren Peay, an appliance repair technician from South Carolina, floored AMERICAN IDOL judges with his rendition of Christian singer-songwriter Zach Williams’ song, “To the Table.” 

“I thought you were Chris Stapleton’s brother,” Katy Perry, a current judge on the show, said upon seeing Peay. 

Peay, 23, sang the song about burdens, sins and sadness in front of judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. 

“There’s a Savior, and He calls,” Peay sang. “Bring it all to the table.” 

After Peay’s performance, all three judges expressed amazement at his talent. 

“A Christian Chris Stapleton,” Perry said. “You are authentic.” 

Bryan said Peay’s performance gave him “chills.” 

“That is about as heading down the top 10 road that I’ve ever heard in my whole life,” Ritchie said. “I’m telling you, he’s strong — and he’s top 10.” 

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