Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Million Viewers Show Up for 'American Idol' Reboot Premiere

Luke Bryan Luke Bryan Talks 'American Idol' Premiere
Ella Tate | 14 March, 2018, 00:38

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap.

As judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan cheered the musician on as he took up his guitar and performed an emotional cover of Stevie Wonder's 1976 classic "Isn't She Lovely" as his lady love stood to the side, watching her fiancé sing.

Los Angeles brought more auditions, starting with two very different artists.

Country music superstar Luke Bryan made his "American Idol" debut on Sunday night!

Variety reports Nielsen overnight data shows the season premiere on Sunday had a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers. He's got star power and I think we'll be seeing a lot of him this season.

Catie, a 17-year-old high school student from Langhorne, PA, sang an original song on her guitar called "21st Century Machine". But he really blows them away once he sits down at the piano and begins a soulful rendition of "Stay" by Rihanna. I thought ABC said there were going to be no bad auditions.

American Idol Auditions Continue with High Notes and Tears
Usually when we hear a voice like that, the singer is much older than 17 and has a lot more experience under their belt. Twenty-one-year-old Brandon Diaz from Ashburn, Virginia talks about he is auditioning for his dad.

"I should've fought for him", Bryan declared to Richie. We'll be back tomorrow night with more auditions. But I'd give it D. But the judges loved him. Brandon just wants to make his dad proud and he did, scoring a golden ticket after singing "Unaware" by Allen Stone. Michelle still got a ticket to Hollywood, though.

Autumn Wood, 27, Katy, TX: The library clerk came in dolled up in what Katy described as "glamazon" style, but her version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was weird: She sounded like Cher with a bad cold.

American Idol spoilers detail that the male Top 12 is made up of singers Adam Sanders (also known as Ada Vox), Brandon Diaz, Cade Foehner, and Caleb Hutchinson, along with Dennis Lorenzo, Dominique Posey, Garrett Jacobs, and Jonny Brenns. Wait, what?! His voice completely changed to a lower register.

"Throughout the years, meeting Paula Abdul, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Simon, and opening for bigger bands, like Foghat, I've been able to do some really cool things and I'm pretty proud of myself". I like this kid.

"Just three weeks after I moved to Nashville, a distracted driver ran a red light and T-boned me on my bicycle", Francisco shared in a pre-taped solo interview.

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.

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