"American Idol" Returned to Television and Viewers Were NOT Happy About It

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2018

The charismatic 17 year old skips school to audition in NY with a cutesy original folk-pop tune called "21st Century Machine". Some of the standouts include Catie Turner, Run Bultongez, Maddie Poppe, Harper Grace, Alyssa Raghu and Dennis Lorenzo.

Benjamin started his performance a bit flustered by the unplanned kiss, and all three judges declined to send him to Hollywood. She sang Ariana Grande's "Almost Is Never Enough" with professionalism far beyond her years. Did Alyssa's lovely voice stand out to you? "Katy said she could see herself listening to my voice all day with a drink in her hand".

Zachary, a 16-year-old high school student from Wesley Chapel, FL, walked into the audition with a high speaking voice. Who else are you looking forward to seeing in future rounds? Naturally, this gets "I Kissed A Girl" singer Katy to sneakily plant one on the flabbergasted singer.

A quick trip back to NY, and it's a "yes" for 16-year-old Zach Denofrio, who has a high-pitched speaking voice but turns into a Frank Sinatra-type crooner when he sings.

"I have a awful feeling that could be a hit", he said, walking away.

But her second song was the selling point. ("Koby prepares!" she triumphantly points out to viewers.) The opera-trained 26 year old tanks spectacularly by blowing out the judges' eardrums with her original song "Never Stops".

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. Luke was torn, but declined, until he decided he couldn't let Ron go. We get wrapped up in their stories.

Katy recently suffered an embarrassing mishap when she forgot the name of her old school friend while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Lionel agreed with Katy that the music industry is "an identity business", so he said "no" as well. "You gave my heart aflutter".

And unlike the old days of American Idol, they are really only focused on talented singers. Katy also called her "dope". I thought I was going to be the authority... but, no, no, I am the Kindergarten teacher. Those who did not make it were not told that they suck. Country hitmaker Luke finds the performance "pretty daggum inspiring", but Lionel and Katy initially aren't hearing Ron's own personality shine through.

Nowhere has seen higher highs and lower lows when it comes to reality television than the American Idol audition stage. She is also the first to receive a golden ticket to Hollywood. He strums his battered guitar and sings a star-making rendition of "Unaware" by Allen Stone. "Your first kiss was Katy Perry".

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