Each of the Top 24 contestants on American Idol get to sing a duet with a celebrity guest singer before the Top 24 dwindles down to the Top 10. For the first round of American Idol Celeb Duets, country duo Sugarland sings (separately) with Layla Spring and Gabby Barrett, Scot tish rocker Bishop Briggs sings with Cade Foehner and Trevor McBane. Train’s lead singer Pat Monahan gets on the Idol stage with the unpredictable Michael J. Woodard and Kay Kay.
For her last solo performance, Kay Kay brought her A-game when she sang Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.” As Idol judge Katy Perry told her, “You turned an important corner today.” Kay Kay will let loose with Pat Monahan as they sing Train’s highest-charting song “Hey, Soul Sister.” Regarding the 2009 hit, Monahan said he wanted to write an INXS-y song when he teamed up with Norway’s production duo Espionage. When one of the guys (Espen) added a ukulele to the song, Monahan said, “It made my words dance.” American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8pm on ABC.