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Laine fits perfectly in modern country, if that’s what he wants. He’s so good.
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They are all so good!!
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Do you guys think certain music genres have an advantage in Idol?
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Chris Sligh
I think certain music genres have an advantage in the music business...
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Chris Sligh
So I think that would carry over to Idol, esp this iteration of Idol.
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Kevin Covais
A private jet?!? Clearly I should’ve waited until 2019 to be on American Idol...
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Kevin Covais
Jk, I didn’t make it anywhere near Top 3 my season 😆
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Chris Sligh
Seriously.
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Chris Sligh
We got one flight on NetJets in exchange for 10,000 signatures on posters
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Literally 10k
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Kimberley Locke
Interesting thought Chris
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Kevin Covais
Ryan Seacrest trying to make us all feel old by telling us Madison was an infant when Kelly Clarkson won Idol lol
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Kimberley Locke
I think the years have practice ven that no genre has an advantage
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Kimberly, I think past iterations have been more focused on just making great tv — Nigel told me many times he gave zero care for the kind of artist any of us became, he wanted what he specifically thought was a good TV show (and btw for what it was I think Nigel was nearly always right). But it does seem like this version of Idol really cares about the kinds of artists these kids actually are. I would have to believe that makes a difference. But honestly as I get older I realize how little I know, so you could be totally right! 😁
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I was very concerned about presenting the kind of artist I wanted to be... and that got me sent home at 10th place, so I may be crazy hahaha
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Chris Sligh
And Katy just backed me up! Haha
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Chris, I wish I could say that I’m shocked that Nigel Lythgoe said something like that to you. But I’m not. At all. Like not even a little bit haha
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Yeah. I have mad respect for him. I just wish we had focused more on artistry. But again... my opinion on that is ultimately meaningless. He’s the one who made an incredible tv show for 14 seasons or whatevs.
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Also separate thought, those cute kids singing Alejandro’s song to him almost had me bawling. What a beautiful moment
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Chris Sligh
Yeah, Kevin. Beautiful
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Dakota: What are you doing in music these days?

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Aww Madison! :( What would you say to her if you were there?
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You know Chris, Nigel was all about the music and giving the audience at home something that they could relate too. I respect him for that and it worked!!!! His passion is what drove our session and exposed and reintroduced old music to the viewers and contestants. I think that the new seasons, driven by Disney, are artist focused. I am a Disney die hard and love the vision. So I expected nothing less. I believe that they have given American Idol new life. It's refreshing!
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Madison made it so far for being so young. I would tell her that all of this exposure has given her a tremendous head start toward becoming the type of artist she wants to be in this industry
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Kevin Covais
Montell Jordan performing my go to karaoke song!
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Who do u think will Win out of the two Guys ?
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Love Madison is she will go far with that Amazing Voice !
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Chris Sligh
Melissa! Either one will be great! But I’m cheering Alejandro!
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Yeah Melissa I agree with Chris, I’d personally like to see Alejandro win, but I’m thinking it’s gonna be Laine for some reason
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Chris I agree !!!
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Chris Sligh
The girls love them some Laine
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Haha that they do Chris
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I think that Alejandro will go far know matter if he wins or not . What do I think?
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Yes Melissa I agree. Not that Laine needs to win to have his own success, but to me it especially doesn’t matter for Alejandro. He could’ve went home a month ago and there would’ve been opportunities laid out for him in the industry
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Chris Sligh
That hair tho
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Kimberley Locke
Melissa, agreed. I think that is true of either of them.
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Chris Sligh
Dang. That song. So. Good.
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What did you guys think about Katy Perry Comment about American Idol past and Future?
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Chris Sligh
Melissa, I think it was said indelicately but I’m not sure how I could disagree.
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Kevin Covais
I think there was a lot of truth to what Katie said. But it’s only natural for a show to evolve and experience growth through the years. In the early seasons of Idol, you couldn’t accompany yourself with a guitar or piano for a performance. The show has come a long way in that regard and like everyone else has said, it’s currently more about the artist
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Kevin Covais
Katy* sorry lol
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This is the COOLEST! I have been following every season. So crazy to see you all chatting together!
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And I agree Heather, this is such a cool interactive app! I’m on it all the time now!!!
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What do u think about how the judges stand up in every performance? I think that they should only stand if it’s an amazing performance. In the early years in they should up it really meant something!
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Kimberley Locke
Melissa, I agree! On Session 2, if it wasn't AMAZING the judges didn't budge. Lol🤣
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Question from Melissa
I miss the old format cuz they cut too many people in week . What do u think ?
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Kimberley Locke
Kevin, the show has come a long way! On Season 2 we didn't even have a band!!!! We ONLY sang to track!
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Chris Sligh
Personally I like that it goes so much faster... but it is hard to lose 2-3 a week
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Clark Beckham
Melissa I’m with you. If it was up to me the show would last all year!! Haha
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Kimberley Locke
Melissa, they have made the season much shorter. I'm sure there is a logical reason for this
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Kimberley Locke
Lol Clark!!!
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Kevin Covais
Exactly Kimberley!!! Yeah when I was on for Season 5 we had the live band but the contestants still couldn’t use instruments
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The show has come a long way I agree but it was more about the contestants is not so much the judges . What do u think ?
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What do u think about the live voting?
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“Love this app too ! It’s been amazing catching with some of my favorite American Idol contestants!
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Kevin Covais
Dan + Shay are dope. This guy has such a fantastic voice
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Kimberley Locke
So I love that the show is more about the contestants. That's how it should be!
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Chris Sligh
Anybody think Dan sounds a lot like Gary from Flatts?
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Kevin Covais
I have always thought that Chris! Both have tremendous vocal ability and similar voices
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Question from Melissa
Yeah Dan sound like Gary !
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So excited Madison is singing will Dan and Shay !!!
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Question from Willis R.
What is Ryan Seacrest like backstage before the tense moments and eliminations?
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Kevin Covais
Cue the goofy Luke Bryan montage!!!
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Chris Sligh
Seacrest is the best
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Clark Beckham
In my experience, Ryan was very cool. Same on and off camera. Understanding and interested in each contestant. All class!
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Kevin Covais
I second Clark! Ryan is one of the nicest most humble dudes I’ve ever met in my life. He was just a genuine good dude throughout all my interactions with him
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Hey Kimberley~♡~
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Kimberley Locke
Hey Verne
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Question from Melissa
Were u all nervous or excited every week on the show ?
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Kimberley Locke
Yes!!!!!
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Kevin Covais
Melissa I was 16 when I was on the show, so not only was I nervous each week, I was pretty nervous most of the time in general at that age lol. But with the nervousness was extreme excitement each week just to be on the show
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Question from Melissa
Was it hard or easy to pick songs every week ?
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Kevin Covais
I think it was easy to identify the songs I wanted to sing on the show, but because I was on during the earlier years, certain songs that we requested to sing hadn’t been given clearance to be performed on Idol. So they would give us our list of songs back and tell us which ones we could or couldn’t perform
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Kimberley Locke
On season 2 it was very hard!!! There weren't alot of songs on the "cleared" list!!!
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Kimberley Locke
Ryan was great back stage and sometimes nervous for us!
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Adam Ezegelian
Hey guys!!! I always just picked the songs that I loved! Not many people sand twisted sister on the show before me, but I didn’t care! Lol
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Chris Sligh
Gosh his voice is so good
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Kimberley Locke
Adam you can't care!
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Kimberley Locke
You have to do what feels right for you
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Chris Sligh
Seriously ... so many good singers. But Jeremiah is great.
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Kevin Covais
I really wanted Jeremiah to make it to the finale. Beautiful voice
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Question from Melissa
I hope u guys do more of these chats not just during the finale ?
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Dakota
Yes Jeremiah is great and a super nice guy.. he is a fantastic singer..
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Chris Sligh
Kevin, I did too.
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Question from Melissa
Agreed Kevin !!!
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Kevin Covais
If Weezer had hit the stage when I was on Idol I would’ve had a heart attack lol
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Kevin Covais
Sorry I’m just writing each and every one of my thoughts at the point 😆
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Question from Melissa
What guess performers have u liked so far ?
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Weezer is okay. But can’t be the original performers. Tears for Fears and Aha are perpetually cool bands.
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Kevin Covais
Yeah I’m a huge Weezer fan but they are admittedly an odd fit on the Idol stage lol. I loved Dan + Shay tonight
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Loved Dan and Shay and Carrie Underwood!

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Question from Melissa
What was your favorite performance u sang on idol ?
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Kevin Covais
My favorite Idol performance was singing the ballad When I Fall In Love. Just to let you know what America thought of it, that’s the week I got eliminated 😂
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Kimberley Locke
Ummmm....good question. My favorite. Thinking....NY Star of Mind
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Question from Pam
Why do you think they eliminated Madison so early in the show ...feel bad for her ...so new to her
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Kimberley Locke
Star= State
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Chris Sligh
My favorite was actually the one the judges hated the most. I still think my version of “Endless Love” was cool. Lionel Ritchie actually told me he loved it when I met him, so that was a comfort, since the judges took a giant poo all over it 😂😂😂
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Dakota
My was sorry not sorry
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Dakota
Mine was sorry not sorry
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Question from Melissa
I loved when u sang New York State of Mind !!!
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Adam Ezegelian
My favorite song I did had to be “I wanna rock” of course!
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Kimberley Locke
I believe that was when I truly got recognized on the show.
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Kimberley Locke
Such a great song!
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Question from Hillary
Who’s your dream collab?
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Kimberley Locke
My dream collab is with Eminem 🤪
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Dakota
I would say Bruno Mars...
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Adam Ezegelian
I really wish I was on a season with Steven Tyler as a judge, I would have loved to sing with him!!!
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Dakota
Steven tyler would be cool too...
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Kimberley Locke
Heading to bed. Good night 😘😘😘
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Kevin Covais
My dream collab would be Kanye West before he got super weird
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Adam Ezegelian
Goodtalk message
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Gnite
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Question from Verne'
Good nite
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Kimberly thanks for chatting !!!
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Question from Melissa
Kanye West got to big of an ego now but has good music !
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Question from Melissa
Who was your favorite judge when I wee on idol ?
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Kevin Covais
Might surprise people but Randy Jackson was my favorite judge. In between all the dawg pound references he actually gave me some real constructive criticism. I always really respected Randy
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Question from Melissa
Who was your favorite judge in the old day Paula Simon or Randy ?
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Question from Willis R.
15 minutes left! Who does everyone thinks is this year's American Idol?
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Kevin Covais
I truly don’t know! I have a feeling it’s gonna be Laine even though I want it to be Alejandro
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Question from Jess
If it’s not Alejandro I’m leaving this country...
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Question from Melissa
Alejandro
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Question from Melissa
I hope the winners song is good !
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Chris Sligh
Good Lawd.
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Kevin Covais
This Alejandro song is brilliant. It’s been in my head ever since his audition. Sometimes I sing it randomly during the day
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Dakota
Gosh.. they are both so good...
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Chris Sligh
He must win. No disrespect to Laine... but he must win.
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Chris Sligh
They’re both amazing.
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Chris Sligh
Man, both SO good.
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Question from Melissa
Who will have more success after u think ?
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Kevin Covais
Both super talented dudes, but I think Alejandro has more potential for longevity in the industry than Laine does
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I think all three will be successful!!! All are different!
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Chris Sligh
Yeah, Kevin — Laine might be an incredible songwriter ... but as is I agree.
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Kevin Covais
Yeah I don’t see Alejandro as just an artist on stage. Unlimited potential to work behind the scenes as well with other artists
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Kevin Covais
Here we go!!!!!!
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Kevin Covais
I knew it....
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Chris Sligh
Alejandro is having more fun w/ this than any of his other performances — I love it!!
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Chris Sligh
So classy
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Chris Sligh
Congrats Laine! You’re gonna kill it, man!
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Kevin Covais
Incredibly classy

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Kevin Covais
Congrats to Laine! Incredible moment for him
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Chris Sligh
I’m out. Great connecting w/ you guys.
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Chris Sligh
Kevin HMU on insta or FB, whatever you’re on
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Kevin Covais
Same here! Fun times tonight guys. Thanks for having me!
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Kevin Covais
And will do Chris!
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This was fun ! Night !
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Dakota
Congratulations Laine!!! Super happy for him!!!
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Dakota
Thank you for having me!! This was great!
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