American Idol Auditions Continue with High Notes and Tears

American Idol Auditions Continue with High Notes and Tears

She went far on NBC's 9th season of "America's Got Talent.' Her 'top 10" prediction from Katy Perry was actually a full circle moment for Mara.

Without any big stage production or flashing lights, the singer inspires with his just his voice and his own handsome take on "Don't You Worry Child" by SHM.

Johnson, who was identified in a graphic as a pub server, got a hug from Richie and a unanimous "you're going to Hollywood" from the judges. While Glaze went for her cheek. But once the chorus kicked in, I got it and I started getting really drawn in by the end. "I haven't met anyone from the 2000s!"

"It saved me from a place that I didn't even think I could get back from", he said. Perry is clearly meant to be the focal point of the show, but as the premiere unfolded, Bryan and Richie became more of a presence in the audition room. "It's pretty special", Bryan shared about his role as a judge alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.

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"Oh dear god", Bryan exclaimed as Susset received a golden ticket, "There are things a man can't unsee".

Next up was William Casanova, singing "A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway. While his performance of a Ukrainian tune didn't earn him a ticket to Hollywood on Monday's episode - Perry told him "this is the most fun we've had all day".

Benjamin was the floored when on a second attempt, Katy turned quickly and smooched him right on the lips. That's the concern that I have about those who are auditioning.

"I think if you ain't careful you might win American Idol", Luke admitted. Luke approves of Katy's love because according to Luke, Trevor is a dreamboat. She performed Adele's "When We Were Young".

But when it came down to twerking, it didn't go quite so well for Katy. They all got golden tickets. One of the stars launched by "Idol", Kelly Clarkson, is now a panelist on NBC's "The Voice".

Last up was David Francisco, a 25-year-old musician from Nashville, TN, who sang "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder and made Katy cry.

The singer laughed it off and Lionel joked: "There are some things you have to do for the business!" "We see these kids come in, and their parents have bought them the nicest guitar money can buy".

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