“American Idol” performers give La Porte audience a spring treat


The sun-filled scene at the concert Sunday morning.

Alex and Kat.

Kat and Alex perform “Shadow,” the same song they selected to perform during season 18 of “America Idol.” The song was from the hit movie “A Star is Born,” where it was sung by another famous duo: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Story and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems
A bit of “American Idol” came to La Porte Sunday, May 2, courtesy of Bethany Lutheran Church. As part of the church’s ongoing effort of community outreach, the singing duo Kat and Alex joined an outdoor church service on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Lauryn Snyder (center), a freshman at New Prairie High School, poses for a photo with Kat and Alex following the church service.

Kat Luna and Alex Garrido, who hail from Florida and recently moved to Nashville, had their first shot at stardom following an appearance on last season’s “American Idol.” The couple, who were married this past January, credited county music star and “Idol” host Luke Bryan with giving them their signature name “Kat and Alex.” They recently landed a recording contract and have been producing music in both English and Spanish.

Roughly 100 people sat in lawn chairs scattered around “La Park,” located across from Bethany Lutheran Church at the corner of 1st and G streets, to enjoy the music. The recently renovated park, which includes a splash pad, is a great venue for hosting events such as services and concerts such as the Kat and Alex performance, which make the services all the more enjoyable.
Bethany Lutheran Pastor Dennis Meyer shared with WNLP his thoughts on the first outdoor service of spring: “Throughout the past year we have learned to adapt to a constant change in the dynamics of church services and community outreach, all the while keeping in mind a variety of safe practices and opportunities to worship. Even now as God gains the upper hand on the pandemic, we still felt a need to offer an outdoor alternative monthly. (Last year we were outside all summer!)
“Our first Sunday outdoor services offer drive in or bring-your-own-chair seating and bring amazing talent up from Nashville to play here in La Porte. This month was Latin country duo Kat and Alex. So talented; so genuine. With church worship leading background, they stayed after to play some of their soon-to-be hits, too! We hope to have them back again and look forward to next month as well, when Troy Cartwright visits.”

One Response to ““American Idol” performers give La Porte audience a spring treat”

  1. LP Resident

    May 11. 2021

    The song they are singing is called Shallow, not Shadow……

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