"I full-body felt what you were singing", Katy Perry said. With less than two weeks" notice, the network announced it would be pitting O.J. Simpson's unaired 2006 "If I Did It' interview against the premiere. I'm hoping that isn't the downfall of this show, but time will tell.
Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan opened up about the reality TV competition and said that it will be different from the original Fox show. The first round of auditions were held in New York City, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orlando.
America Idol is officially back. Lorenzo's father was murdered when the singer was just five years old, leaving him to be raised by his grandparents. Catie is the first up. Now 16, this country music singer came into the audition room and performed an original song called "Yard Sale". Put that song on the radio today.
Ron Bultongex, 21, Plano, Texas. He has an emotional backstory, but fails to immediately wow Katy and Lionel with his rendition of James Bay's "Let It Go". By then, only a handful of the hundreds of hopefuls remain to compete every week for the title of American Idol. I remind myself and I'm reminded and I'm inspired by all of their stories. That was another B+ audition. Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend.and a golden ticket. ABC is planning to bring back the show to life. The GRAMMY victor got up from the judge's table and walked over to Francisco to give him a hug. Even when he says no to someone, they leave with a smile plastered on their face. You heard it here first.
Next up was Maddie Poppe, singing "The Rainbow Connection" by the Carpenters. A girl with a guitar, much like Caite, but probably a better voice.
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The judges also give three yeses - along with some cautionary advice - to 16-year-old Kentucky cutie, Layla Spring, who brings her 7-year-old sister along to the audition.
Koby is 26 years old from Denver, Colorado, and is a theater performer.
"All I can tell you about the next step is it's incredible and I can't wait for you guys to see it", Alyssa Raghu said. As promised, the episode on Sunday did not highlight bad auditions. This was not a good audition. She's next in line to inherit her family's furniture store, but won't have to if she can make it as a singer.
Autumn Wood, 27, Katy, TX: The library clerk came in dolled up in what Katy described as "glamazon" style, but her version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was weird: She sounded like Cher with a bad cold.