ABC's American Idol continued its two-night premiere event Monday with two more hours of auditions, and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were handing out golden tickets like they were going out of style.
The new and improved American Idol focuses on talent and the judges seem to have a softer approach than previous years.
There were also multiple heartwrenching backstories: 22-year-old Ron Bultongez talked about coping with his abusive father. Others questioned why the franchise needed to come back at all. But it wasn't enough to send him to Hollywood.
"Once you're in front of the judges, it is very quick". "The journey will take us to every corner of this country, with no voice left unheard", she lets viewers know. The judges believe she has the vocal chops, but want her to prepare herself for the rigors and disappoints of the biz. Katy declared he could be "top 10", and called him "the best male singer we've seen so far". "I will never forget Luke Bryan said to me, 'You are the reason why I am doing this".
You can't keep Katy Perry off the dance floor. "We have moments where we're softies", he said. Now, on its new home ABC, the popular singing competition premiered on Sunday, March 11, in search for the next Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Noah, meanwhile, immediately wins them over with his sparkling personality and his odd desire to own an alpaca. His rendition of Rihanna's "Stay" was so pure and moving that it brought tears, along with big hugs from all the panel. As promised, the episode on Sunday did not highlight bad auditions.More news: Jaguars WR Robinson to sign with Bears
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When Alyssa Raghu auditioned on the premiere, each of the judges were blown away. First was 18-year-old Catie Turner from Langhorne. Pa.
Zack D'onofrio, 16, and Dennis Lorenzo, 26, are the final two to make it through.
But the guitar wasn't his only musical talent; he could also sing. Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend.and a golden ticket.
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Most of the young aspiring singers auditioning for American Idol Season 16 were born and raised in America.