What's your take so far of the American Idol reboot?
Another four artists who survived the cut were Andrew Weaver, a 16-year-old high school student from Bremen, GA; Griffin Tucker, a 15-year-old high school student from Dallas, TX; Christina Jones, an 18-year-old high school student from O'Fallon, IL; and Cameron Theodos, a 25-year-old high school basketball coach from Shreveport, LA. He had the judges singing along with him, but there was no ticket for him.
Thaddeus sang "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia.
Reality TV stardom isn't exactly new for the South Jersey girl, whose full name is Mara Justine Platt. Mara appeared on "America's Got Talent" season 9 in 2014, as an 11-year-old phenom singer and reached the Top 12, even belting out Perry's own ballad "Unconditionally" in the process.More news: Bangladeshi aircraft crash in Nepal killing at least 50
"American Idol" is back and its star power just went up a notch with Katy Perry leading the judges table. I was really getting into this performance - and I wanted to hear even more!
From Venezuela is Michelle Sussett, a 22-year-old waitress from Miami, Florida. Katy acknowledged Ariana Grande songs are very hard to sing because she's one of the best vocalists in the industry right now and she appreciated the grit and rock Gabbii brought to the song. And Lionel explained that Rissa sucked him into her world with the beauty of her voice. They like his voice and send him through. She performed Adele's "When We Were Young".
Misha Gontar, 26, Marengo, Illinois: Originally from the Ukraine, Misha sang a super-catchy but incredibly weird song that featured an "oo-ee-oh/bow bow bow" chant and speed-rapping in what we assume was Ukranian. Garrett Jacobs, 17, from Bossier City, Louisiana. We'll keep an eye on the two of them to see how far they go.
"You're in", Katy said without any further thought.
David Francisco, 25, Nashville, Tennessee: He moved to Music City to pursue his dreams, but was hit by a vehicle and paralyzed from the waist down. Of course, Lionel gets up and gives him a hug.