Friday, 17 August, 2018

American Idol Auditions Continue with High Notes and Tears

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Ella Tate | 14 March, 2018, 00:35

While ABC's American Idol premiere night had brought the network its best rating since November 2014 and its largest audience since October 2012, the competitions second night was down 22% in the key demo, dropping from a 2.3 to a 1.8. I kept going back and forth on who the best audition of the night was.

Trevor Holmes, 27, Thousand Oaks, California: A construction worker who's had a crush on Katy for years, he bowled the judges over as soon as he walked in: Luke immediately dubbed him a "dreamboat", while Katy said "You're so hot. are you engaged?"

"I'm a great dancer", she quipped.

She appeared to flash her underwear during the embarrassing moment, but TV bosses kept her covered up with a strategically placed American Idol logo.

Twenty-one-year-old Brandon Diaz from Ashburn, Virginia talks about he is auditioning for his dad.

Laine, a 17-year-old high school student from Livingston, LA, performed "Hurricane" by Band of Heathens with a surprising raspy and deep sound to his voice.

49 dead from plane that crashed while landing in Nepal
Those on board include 12 Nepali tour agents who were returning after an annual sales conference in Bangladesh, an official said. A spokesman for the Dhaka-based U.S. -Bangla Airlines said 71 people, including four crew members, were on board the aircraft.

Usually when we hear a voice like that, the singer is much older than 17 and has a lot more experience under their belt.

Gabbii Jones, 20, from St. Louis, Missouri says her daddy has given her 30 days to accomplish her dream of becoming a star - what reality is her dad living in?

Autumn Wood, 27, Katy, Texas: The library clerk came in dolled up in what Katy described as "glamazon" style, but her version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was freakish: She sounded like Cher with a bad cold. Lionel tells her that there are things to tone down but of course she gets a golden ticket. Hey, at least people know you now.

Thaddeus sang "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia. After telling pieces of his heartbreaking story, Francisco sat down to perform an acoustic rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely". We'll keep an eye on the two of them to see how far they go.

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. They complied, but Katy slipped and fell.

"I'm amazed by the falsetto to the point of just wanting to remove myself from the room for a minute", Lionel gushed.

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