A handful of all-star celebrity singers who will perform duets with the Top 24 contestants on American Idol. Some singers are more familiar than others. There’s Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, the country duo Sugarland, and then there’s Scottish rocker Bishop Briggs and soul singer/songwriter Allen Stone. Bishop Briggs will rock out with Cade Foehner and Trevor McBane. Allen Stone will sing Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” with Marcio and the song he wrote “Unaware” with Dennis Lorenzo. Dennis sang the song for his audition on American Idol. Allen said of Dennis: “It’s super cool that any piece of music that I ever had a hand in writing has inspired somebody to do their thing and sing the song.
Allen Stone, the 31-year-old from the state of Washington, filmed the video for “Unaware” in his mother’s living room. It’s been viewed almost 7 million times. (See below.) “Unaware” is on Stone’s second album which came out in 2011 and includes a number of songs written by Andy Grammer, who is also performing All-Star duets on American Idol (with Catie Turner and Jonny Brenns). American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8pm on ABC.