American Idol is Back! Auditions, Kisses and Golden Tickets



When Glaze leaned in to kiss her cheek, Perry quickly turned her head to achieve lip-to-lip contact, sending Glaze to the ground and delighting fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. The 10 p.m. premiere lost 43 percent of its "Idol" lead-in, but in drawing 6.1 million viewers and a 1.3 in the 18-to-49 demo, "Deception" wiped the floor with NBC's returning sci-fi effort "Timeless" (0.9) and CBS's veteran Beltway potboiler "Madam Secretary" (0.8).

But who I'm going with is 16-year-old Alyssa Raghu, who wowed everyone with her cover of Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes' "Almost is Never Enough". Quirky. Singer-songwriter. "21st Century Machine" original song. Wow. Perry said his presentation felt a bit "rushed", and added "maybe that's because I sped up your BPM".

"Every once in a while, a Martian lands, and we happen to see the Martian", Richie said.

"I really enjoyed meeting you today", Perry told him. "I'm just fascinated with your brain". Here are a few contestants from the season premiere that had social media abuzz. Richie and Perry agreed. Ryan Seacrest, recently accused of sexual assault by a former stylist (a charge he denies), is still the host, and in the premiere episode claims he's "waited a lifetime for this", which is hard to believe given that babies born in 2002, when Seacrest began hosting Idol, will be able to vote in the next presidential election.

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"I'm sorry, I'm really good".

Harper Grace has the unfortunate distinction of being listed as the worst singer of the national anthem under major search engines, but the Texas native was determined to impress in another way with this audition.

"I've known Ryan now for nearly 16 years". He eventually left Philadelphia for Los Angeles, and after living out of a tent for a while, got a job and started his life out West.

"I've never been in a relationship", he announced. I feel like it's a prerequisite. I don't think he'll win this competition, but wow. He strums his battered guitar and sings a star-making rendition of "Unaware" by Allen Stone. Who is said to make the Top 24 in this 2018 season? Next time just take your time. "You are the reason I am here, '" Lorenzo recalled later. But I'd give it D. But the judges loved him. "Your journey is what this shows about - American dreams", Luke told the contestant before he learned he'd be going to Hollywood.

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