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Abi Carter Reveals The First Thing Luke Bryan Said To Her After Her American Idol Win

Close up of Abi Carter. She looks emotional as she sings into a mic

As soon as Abi Carter performed What Was I Made For during her American Idol audition, viewers were hooked — as were judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. If you’ve ever seen the audition, you understand why! Abi has such a unique voice that’s capable of nailing soft, emotional notes just as much as the powerful ones. This is something she continues to prove with every one of her performances.

It’s no wonder, then, that Abi not only made it to the finale but also won the entire thing! Usually, fans are pretty divided over whether or not the best singer was chosen in the end. But with Abi, the overwhelming consensus is “Absolutely!” You can watch the emotional moment Abi won in the video below!

As you can imagine, this was just the start of a fantastic night for Abi. In fact, she has since revealed the kind words that Bryan shared with her after her win. This includes admitting that he had a “gut instinct” about Abi from her very first audition.

Luke Bryan Shares Kind Words With Abi Carter After Her American Idol Win

“He came up to me last night and he was like, ‘I think this is the first time the person that we thought was gonna be the winner actually was,'” Abi recalls Bryan saying. “And I was like, I can’t believe that just in that first audition, they had that idea of me and that amount of high hopes, I guess.”

Based on the incredible reactions to Abi’s win, it seems that many of the fans at home also picked up on the fact that there’s something special about this singer’s performances.

“Abi Carter was the most deserving winner in years and years. American Idol is a classic show — one of the most successful tv shows ever. HUGE stars came from this show, the biggest being Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson … Abi will be a vast, Grammy-winning success like the other top AI success stories of all time,” one fan shares. “Her voice is flawless.”

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