Dalton Rapattoni ‘Kelly And Michael’ Video: Watch New ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ Performance
Dalton Rapattoni performed his punk-influenced version of “Hopelessly Devoted To You” on Wednesday’s Live With Kelly and Michael.” Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, the “American Idol” contestant wowed when he reinvented the ballad during Hollywood Week earlier this year. He planned on singing a full version on last week’s competition finale, but was unfortunately eliminated before getting the chance. But now the Top 3 finisher had the spotlight on ABC’s morning talk show, after similar appearances from “Idol” winner Trent Harmon and runner-up La’Porsha Renae.
Kelly Ripa told Rapattoni afterward, “That is an under-utilized song, and you sing it beautifully.” The aspiring star noted that he’s a big Grease fan, and particularly “loved” Fox’s recent “Grease Live” production. With his own would-be winner’s single, “Strike A Match,” on iTunes, Rapattoni went on to say, “Everything’s rolling along.”
Ripa then said she “can’t wait to watch the progression” of his career, predicting “big things” for Rapattoni. Michael Strahan also gave a shout-out to “Idol” musical director Michael Orland, who accompanied the singer on piano. Orland wrote on Instagram before the appearance, “Kind of bittersweet. Have been coming to perform on this show since season 4 [with] @carrieunderwood & @officialbobice.”
Orland is sticking with the “Idol” family for now, though, even dining out with Rapattoni and Harmon on Tuesday. Check out the full “Kelly and Michael” video below!