It’s a nostalgic duet worth tuning into on Fox’s “American Idol” Thursday night.
During the Nashville auditions, 25-year-old Garrett Miles brought his acoustic guitar, black cowboy hat and shades to the stage. He’s blind.
The Phenix City, Alabama native tells judge Jennifer Lopez he first learned of her after her portrayal of late-Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the 1997 biopic, “Selena.” Miles let it slip that he’s a fan of the song “Como La Flor.”
“Do you do that song? Can you do a little bit of it?” a beaming Lopez asks.
Then, Lopez joins Miles for a 30-second rendition of the popular hit. Lopez can hardly contain her excitement as fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. look on.
“I love it. Oh my God, yes. And your accent was really good,” Lopez said.
“Muchas gracias,” an ecstatic Miles responds.
“De nada, Papi, alright,” Lopez responds.
Before the impromptu duet, Miles had already won over the judges with his take on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary,” during which Lopez can be overheard saying, “I’m loving Nashville today.”
For more Nashville auditions, tune into “American Idol” Thursday at 8 p.m.