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Talented Teen, Ethan Payne Battling Cystic Fibrosis Sings with Luke Bryan During ‘American Idol’ Audition

Luke Bryan rocks out with a contestant during a special American Idol audition airing on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Macon, Georgia native Ethan Payne, teen fighting through cystic fibrosis, has been a huge fan of the American Idol judge for many years.

Back in 2016, Payne had the opportunity to meet Bryan through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The country singer invited him to perform on stage during his concert. According to The Telegraph, this experience inspired Payne to have his own career in music.

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Ethan Payne getting ready to sing in front of American Idol judges. Photo: (ABC/Josh Vertucci)

People have often doubted Payne’s ability to reach his dream due to his ailment. Payne believes this is what pushes him to work harder towards making his dreams a reality.

Ethan was so sweet thanking everyone who has been there to support him on his official Instagram page.

Will the judges give Ethan Payne the golden ticket to his dreams? Tune in tonight and let us know what you think of this episode @feelingthevibe.