Idol Finalists’ Tender Duet Is Fueled By Real-Life Romance

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With their voices melting perfectly into each other’s and their eyes locked, this musical couple who met on the most recent season of American Idol truly deliver with this romantic country duet…

Paying tribute to the incredible musical legacy built by country power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, both of these young and talented singers issued a breathtaking performance in their cover of “I Need You.”

Debuting in 2007, Tim and Faith’s Top 10 hit has become a country classic and a staple for any truly-complete country music collection. The song is equally divided with blended parts that open up into chilling harmonies and bring a magical tone to the story.

Giving this decade-old hit a new sound with their own unique voices and musical stylings, young American Idol finalists Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett recorded a video of their duet that has left some fans breathless – and has touched the hearts of many others.

Foehner and Barrett have been dating since the show ended and have performed several duets together and shared them with fans on his YouTube and Facebook pages. In this rare, loving ballad, Foehner dedicated this to his beloved girlfriend in the sweetest way – and she returned the gesture when she shared it on Twitter.

“Thank you @gabbybarrett_ for making the words real,” he wrote on the teaser clip posted to Facebook. “I love you.”

Together, they sat just outside of the bathroom stall, using the echoing acoustics of the space to help bring this stunning number to life.


Etching a special place in one another’s heart, each of them spoke with such conviction and truth that you can easily see how real their love is. Glancing into each other’s eyes, they make this song come alive in a way not many can – and its enchanting tone is fueled by their real-life romance.

Watch this remarkable cover of a treasured country love song below – and let us know how you think they did!

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