"Something that I never imagined could've happened to me", says Julica. But it felt like the same show. They were extremely appreciative, and Katy Perry even put her cat motif socks on her hands before Zach launched into Sinatra. I'm hoping that isn't the downfall of this show, but time will tell.
In the March 11 premiere, viewers witnessed talent from all over auditioning in Los Angeles, New York City, Savannah, and New Orleans.
With his fiancée at his side, Francisco decided that the next step in getting his life back on track would be to give his music dreams another shot by trying out for American Idol.
He is followed by the down-to-earth Noah Davis from Royal, Arkansas and he's 18 years old. Catie is the first up. She called this a "pinch me" kind of moment that ended with three "yes" votes and that shiny golden ticket to Hollywood.
Ron Bultongex, 21, Plano, Texas. Ron sings "Let it Go", by James Bay. By then, only a handful of the hundreds of hopefuls remain to compete every week for the title of American Idol. Turner got the first golden ticket of the season. The judges were delighted to send him through. You heard it here first.
Maddie Poppe, 19, Clarksville, Iowa sings with "The Rainbow Connection", and she has a great voice.
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"I really enjoyed meeting you today", Perry told him. This was not a good audition.
"You're not a pop star", Katy confessed, before Lionel noted Koby's voice simply won't work for records. And this girl argues. We get wrapped up in their stories. That was a D audition.
In Nashville, Harper Grace was the next audition. So Harper is known as he worst National Anthem singer (keep in mind this was filmed before Fergie's recent rendition).
The show saves the best for last: 26-year-old Philly native Dennis Lorenzo. And she writes her own music. "I think if you ain't careful, you might win American Idol", raved Luke. I give that audition a A- and they give her a golden ticket! Hollywood, here she comes.
Layla Spring 16, Marion County, KY.
Layla, a 16-year-old high school student from Marion County, KY, performed "Who's Lovin' You" by the Jackson Five. "I'm just fascinated with your brain".
Lane Hardy, 17, Livingston, LA: A true country boy, he sang "Hurricane" by Band of Heathens and won the judges over with his soulful, gritty style.
"I'm sorry, I'm really good".