Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

'American Idol': 5 Audition Highlights From the Premiere & More Thoughts

'American Idol': 5 Audition Highlights From the Premiere & More Thoughts

" "American Idol" is the original and the best", declared Lionel Richie, one of the celebrity judges along with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Auditions were held in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orlando. She performed "Young, Dumb and Broke" by Khalid, and Lionel loved the quality of her voice.

Ron Bultongez is a 22-year-old who emigrated from the Congo 10 years ago.

According to NPR, though, it may be tough for "Idol" to go up as ABC's revival continues.

In the end, even his kiss with Katy wasn't enough to secure him a spot in the next round, as the judges eventually chose to pass on Benjamin.

"Once you're in front of the judges, it is very quick". She called this a "pinch me" kind of moment that ended with three "yes" votes and that shiny golden ticket to Hollywood. The judges believe she has the vocal chops, but want her to prepare herself for the rigors and disappoints of the biz. He admits to the judges that he's never kissed a girl, and gets knocked for a loop when Katy tricks him into a kiss on the lips.

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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. The judges don't think he's ready for Hollywood, but at least he got a first kiss out of the deal.

Zachary, a 16-year-old high school student from Wesley Chapel, FL, walked into the audition with a high speaking voice. And now, with their golden tickets in hand, both Turner and Lorenzo are headed to Hollywood!

Koby, a 26-year-old musical theater actress from Denver, CO, was also sent packing after her performance of "Never Stops" by Deerhunter.

When Alyssa Raghu auditioned on the premiere, each of the judges were blown away.

"We really just don't know where you fit in the music industry".

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.

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