2019 American Idol Laine Hardy to perform national anthem at Saints-Vikings playoff game

The 19-year-old soaked up as much home life as he could before taking off on tour.

American Idol and fellow Louisianian Laine Hardy is expected to perform the national anthem ahead of the Saints-Vikings playoff game Sunday, Jan. 5. Kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m.

“Laine will be singing the national anthem. He’s a little nervous (please say a prayer for him ) but I just know he will be great,” said Cindy Hardy, Laine’s mother, who is also listed as one of his managers.

The Livingston native takes the stage before the playoff game after completing his first national tour in 2019. 

Watch the video above when WAFB’s Kiran Chawla sat down with Hardy at his family’s water front property. She got a closer look at the teenager’s home comforts — in bare feet and all — before he departed on tour back in September 2019. See her whole story here

Get to know a little more about the 19-year-old country music artist. Then, watch him perform the national anthem before noon kickoff on Jan. 5. Do you think he’ll be pulling for the Saints?