Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap. Many fans on Twitter chimed in to say they didn't enjoy the new judge panel, featuring Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.
Auditions were held in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orlando.
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Perry said that while she is blunt and "very cut and dry" when it comes to critiquing the contestants, she has a line she refuses to cross. And 16-year-old Harper Grace landed a well-deserved ticket to Hollywood after she confessed that she went viral at age 11 for a truly awful rendition of the national anthem. The judges believe she has the vocal chops, but want her to prepare herself for the rigors and disappoints of the biz. The trio listened to various hopefuls auditioning before it was cashier Benjamin Glaze's turn to try his luck.
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With that said, the network is having to pay more of the going rate for some of these actors. "That's a very valuable talent". Orsi said when HBO picked up In Treatment in 2008 - adapted from the HOT series BeTipul - it was a real turning point.
"I've known Ryan now for nearly 16 years". Lionel Richie approved her as fit for Hollywood because "you're strong", he asserted. We get wrapped up in their stories.
"Every once in a while, a Martian lands, and we happen to see the Martian", Richie said.
There was definitely some awkwardness as the three judges stepped out onto the floor to bust a move, and then things got even more awkward when Perry slipped and fell.
The "Swish Swish" singer continued to hit on Trevor, 27, during his audition, inviting him to hang out with her and asking him if he's engaged - but he does have a girlfriend. He became Katy Perry's music director and that led to the show. "When we're not compassionate, we get emotional". Later, 26-year-old Dennis Lorenzo (who sang Allen Stone's "Unaware") explained after his father's murder, he made some poor life decisions as a teenager - until his grandparents gave him a guitar.
Koby, a 26-year-old musical theater actress from Denver, CO, was also sent packing after her performance of "Never Stops" by Deerhunter. You know it seems a little not soft - I do try and watch myself because I do know how it feels to be in their shoes.