Kodaline, ‘American Idol’ Performers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tonight on American Idol, the show will feature a performance by Idol alum Phillip Phillips, but they will also be featuring an awesome band called Kodaline. Check out the awesome band that’s definitely worth a listen.

1. Randy Jackson Thinks They’re Definitely a Band to Watch

Last night on American Idol, Randy Jackson announced that the band would be performing on the show tonight and he couldn’t have sounded more thrilled. The band is pretty excited as well of course …

2. Their Most Recent Music Video is Called “One Day”

Check out the band’s most recent music video titled “One Day.” Though this one has a decent amount of YouTube views, it doesn’t even come close to some of their others. Kodaline’s “High Hopes” has over 6 million views and their video “All I Want” has even more.

3. Harry Styles Has Teamed Up With the Band

Apparently, One Direction’s Harry Styles and Kodaline are making music together recently …

4. They’ll Be Performing at V Festival This Summer

Along with Justin Timberlake, Bastille, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Blondie, Traine, Jason Derulo, Rudimental, and many others, Kodaline will be performing at V Festival this summer from August 16-17, 2014. V Festival is a music festival held every year in the UK and is sponsored by Virgin Media.

5. The Band Used to Be Called “21 Demands”

Kodaline is based out of Ireland and was originally known as 21 Demands. The band changed its name to Kodaline in 2011 and consists of four members – Stephen Garrigan, Vinny May, Jason Boland, and Mark Prendergast. Bass player Boland didn’t join the group until January 2012, though. According to Wikipedia:

The band made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single “Give Me A Minute” topped the Irish Singles Chart; becoming the first independently released track to achieve the feat.

Their music has been featured on hit TV shows including The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, and MTV’s Catfish.