As the final winner of “American Idol,” Trent Harmon has had the opportunity to perform on countless stages, but when was the first time he knew he’d spend the rest of his life doing it?
“2006,” he asserts in a statement from his label. “I walked out on stage at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, and I’m not sure how many people the Orpheum holds but it was a full house that night. And I walked out on stage to sing a song for an event and I’d never heard that many people clap.
“And of course you can’t see all the way up to the second and third level … because there’s lights. But when I walked off stage, I remember telling some folks I was like, ‘I’ve never heard that many hands make that much noise.’ And I said, ‘It shook the stage.’
“I felt that many people clapping and I’ve never felt that in my life. And from that point forward I was like that was a high, like you can’t, you know, a performance high that I’ve never been on ever in my life.”