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“American Idol” Meets Old School Vibes: Colescott Rubin’s Original Song Has Judges Dancing!

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An old-timey performance by a renowned bassist named Colescott Rubin had the American Idol judges tapping their toes and singing along during the audition rounds.

Colescott sang an original and “nutty” song for Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie when he tried his hand at Season 22. The tune was reminiscent of the 1940s and included a horn accompaniment. It was so unique and charming that the series dropped a preview clip on YouTube before the March 17th installment.

“Now you may think I’m in a rut when I start talking about my peanut, but her favorite nut of all is me,” he sings before a quick horn solo.

As he sings, the judges sing along and drum their pencils. They also appear pleasantly surprised by the change of tune, if you will.

Colescott Rubin is an Award-Winning Musician

While the preview may make it appear that Colescott Rubin isn’t as serious about music as some of the other contestants, he is. In fact, he’s more serious than most.

The multi-talented musician is an award-winning “bassist, tubist, trombonist, vocalist, vaudevillian circus entertainer, dancer, songwriter, and educator,” according to his website. And American Idol is only one of many big-time gigs that he’s had.

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Colescott Rubin has put on shows all around the world and performed with John Legend, Esperanza Spalding, Patrice Rushen, and Catherine Russell, who all have Grammy wins on their resume.

When he’s not making the American Idol judges smile, he’s working with his band Colescott & His Red Hots, which he formed as a tribute to his grandfather’s 1940’s swing band.

The preview didn’t give any hints about Colescott’s fate on the show, so we’ll have to wait and see what the judges thought about his vintage vibes.

American Idol airs every Sunday on ABC at 8 PM ET.

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