Country music fans who were tuned into last night's edition of American Idol on ABC likely recognized a familiar face and voice. During the show, country hitmaker Billy Dean accompanied Idol contestant Chloe Channell to the audition studio where he backed her on guitar as she performed Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy."
Dean, Channell's musical mentor, was instantly recognized by Idol judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. Bryan highlighted his success as a country singer, while Richie delivered a history lesson on his and Dean's past with the legendary singer Kenny Rogers.
The judges were pleased with Channell's performance, advancing her to Hollywood for the next round of the national singing competition.
Following the performance, Bryan and Dean crooned his hit tune, "Only Here for a Little While."