Who is Beane? 'American Idol' contestant duets with Josh Groban, Katy Perry says she'd 'sign him'

Who is Beane? 'American Idol' contestant duets with Josh Groban, Katy Perry says she'd 'sign him'
Beane and Katy Perry in all-star solos and duets episode of 'American Idol' (ABC)

Brennan Hepler aka Beane was right on the money with every note and every run he did during his performance in the all-star solo and duets round on 'American Idol'. The 23-year-old singer opened his performance with Dua Lipa's 'Don't Start Now' and put his own unique spin on it which was reflective of his R&B style. 

He then went ahead to duet with Josh Groban whose cashmere-smooth voice meshed with Beane's perfectly, leaving everyone in awe. They sang 'Angels' by Robbie Williams and put their own spin on the 1997 ballad taking it to a whole new level with their distinct voices that came together and created magic on the stage. 

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Who is Beane on 'American Idol'?

Brennan Hepler aka Beane was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. He moved to Boston and attended Berklee College of Music in 2015 where he adapted the persona, Beane, under which he releases his music and other creative endeavors. His first solo project was released in 2017, a six-track EP titled 'Human Beane' that details his progression through moving away from his small-town upbringing to fully embracing his sexuality and take care of his mental health. Beane describes himself as an R&B singer-songwriter and prefers to be involved in all aspects of artistry including design, promotion and management. You can follow him on Instagram and check his music out on his YouTube page.

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Katy Perry wants to sign Beane 

After his solo and duet performance, Lionel said "with every note you turned around and said hey I'm here and we noticed exactly that." But the biggest compliment he's ever received in this competition is from Katy Perry who had referred to him as "sunshine" during his auditions. In the recent episode, Katy expressed an interest in working with him as she said, "I would sign you. I think you have incredible artistic vision." She further broke down all the great things Beane did in his solo and his duet with Josh Groban and said, "I would invest in you any day." Catch the performance below in case you missed it.

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'American Idol' airs Sunday and Monday at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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