Few people in this world can stir a person’s soul on command with just the sound of their voice as well as soul singer Allen Stone. It’s no wonder then that the vocal virtuoso was invited back to American Idol to mentor the show’s contestants. Stone appeared on the program on Sunday not only to help the singers find their voices, but to also deliver a rousing performance of Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love” that left judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan with their jaws on the floor.

Stone first appeared on American Idol in 2018 to share some of the valuable wisdom he has gained throughout his career with the singing contest’s top contenders. He also performed on the show alongside his mentees. On this week’s episode, Stone once again proffered sage advice to the American Idol hopefuls, but the highlight of his appearance was a truly stunning performance of “Is This Love” at Disney‘s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii.

As soon as Stone opens his mouth and begins to sing, Luke Bryan lets out an involuntary, “Wow!” to which Lionel Richie responds, “That’s what pros sound like.” The song’s arrangement includes a vocal interlude where the show’s contestants emerge to harmonize with Stone before a climactic finish that elicits a standing ovation from Katy Perry.

Watch Allen Stone perform “Is This Love” by Bob Marley on American Idol below.

Allen Stone – “Is This Love” (Bob Marley) Live On American Idol

Allen Stone recently released a new single, “Magic”, and will hit the road with 12-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton on his All-American Road Show Tour, which kicks off in his Stone’s hometown of Spokane, WA on June 15th following a special performance with Nu Deco Ensemble on April 28th and a support slot with Grammy-winning bluesman Gary Clark Jr. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 13th. Click below to view a full list of tour dates, and for more information including ticketing details, visit his website.

Allen Stone Tour Dates:

April 28 | Miami, FL| Nu Deco Ensemble – Adrienne Arsht Center

May 13 | Morrison, CO| Red Rocks Amphitheatre supporting Gary Clark Jr.

June 15 | Spokane, WA | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena supporting Chris Stapleton

June 16 | Bend, OR | Hayden Homes Amphitheater supporting Chris Stapleton

June 17 | Boise, ID | Knitting Factory

June 19 | Salt Lake, UT |The Commonwealth Room

June 22 | Des Moines, IA |Wells Fargo Arena supporting Chris Stapleton

June 23 | Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena supporting Chris Stapleton

July 6 | Bethel, NY |Bethel Woods Center For The Arts supporting Chris Stapleton

July 7 | Bangor, ME | Maine Savings Amphitheater supporting Chris Stapleton

July 9 | Dewey Beach, DE | Bottle & Cork

July 11 | Wilmington, NC | Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

July 13 | Charleston, SC | Credit One Stadium supporting Chris Stapleton

July 14 | Virginia Beach, VA | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater supporting Chris Stapleton

July 15 | Baltimore, MD | CFG Bank Arena supporting Chris Stapleton

July 16 | Asbury Park, NJ | Asbury Lanes

August 12 | Victoria, Canada | Phil’s Backyard Festival

August 23 | Indianapolis, IN | Hi-Fi

August 24 | Memphis, TN | FedEx Forum supporting Chris Stapleton

August 25 | Alpharetta, GA | Ameris Bank Amphitheatre supporting Chris Stapleton

August 26 | Alpharetta, GA | Ameris Bank Amphitheatre supporting Chris Stapleton

September 1 | Lincoln, CA | The Venue at Thunder Valley with Aloe Blacc & Eric Bellinger

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