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Ethan Payne was a contestant on Season 17 of American Idol.


Ethan auditioned in Coeur d'Alene. He sang "I Do" by Luke Bryan in a duet with Bryan. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Ethan was shown in a montage of contestants who were eliminated after Group Round, along with Zebulon Spencer and Chloe Channell. He was shown in an unknown group singing "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha, ft. Florida Georgia Line.

Performances in American Idol[]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "I Do" Luke Bryan None Safe
Hollywood Week N/A N/A Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week "Meant to Be" Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line Hollywood Round 2 Eliminated


  • Ethan has cystic fibrosis and two years prior to his audition got a chance to sing with Luke Bryan at one of his concerts. Luke even gave him one of his guitars, the same guitar he auditioned with.
    • Ethan is the second American Idol contestant with cystic fibrosis after Kayden Stephenson.