"I can't take it down, dumba****", she said while walking out of the audition. "And we'll see where it all goes". Catie Turner from Pennsylvania sings the judges an original song called "21st Century Machine", and wins them over with her unique perspective and strong sense of self. "I've got two children that they put me with".
More than 12 hours after arriving at auditions, she met Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan face to face. When we talk about vocal talents on these singing competition shows, a voice like Alyssa's is what we all hope to find. The judges are blown away and he gets his golden ticket. They complied, but Katy slipped and fell.
It's hard to repeat that kind of consistent history, but the opening night had its share of surprising talent and truly heartfelt moments that may make it impossible not to be invested in another "American Idol" season.
The 62-year-old, who was 34 years older than the show's age limit at the time, cracked up 2/3 of the judges panel with his soon-to-be-viral song, but Cowell was not impressed. But it was his day job that had the judges fascinated.
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Mack had retired from rapping to devote himself to religion, Toney said. According to EPMD's Erick Sermon , Mack was working on a new album.
Grace Walker, a 15-year-old hostess from San Juan Capistrano, CA; Sardor Milano, a 26-year-old supermarket employee from Orlando, FL; and Nico Bones, a 22-year-old skate-shop employee from Long Beach, CA, did not receive golden tickets to Hollywood. Luke adds, "You're so easy on the ears". Lionel was "fascinated" by her brain.
Missing on Sunday's episode was Ryan Seacrest, who used to have countless appearances in every episode. Fortunately, Noah also brought a stand-out performance of Rihanna's "Stay" that snatched Katy's wig and sent Noah with it to Hollywood.
And some of the no's. She's obviously got a nice voice and her hyper personality won't be forgotten anytime soon. It was a no.
Though the singing competition helped ABC to win the night in viewers (8.2 million) and in the key 18-49 demographic (1.7 rating), Idol saw its lowest-rated season premiere ever, falling 23 percent from its prior season premiere (3.0 in January of 2016) on Fox.