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


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

Auditions were held in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orlando.

America's next superstar began last night with the premiere of American Idol on ABC.

It's been a long American Idol journey and one that's opened a lot of doors for Julica.

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. Instead, she thought his audition was an imitation, so Katy said he needs more time to develop and it's a "no" from her.

Similarly, 16-year-old Kentucky waitress Layla Spring also makes the cut, but not before Lionel warns her, "I don't want to give you that opportunity and then you get [to Hollywood] and it destroys you". Catie Turner from Pennsylvania sings the judges an original song called "21st Century Machine", and wins them over with her unique perspective and strong sense of self.

American Idol is back to sing another day.

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Noah Davis brought his love of alpacas and his wig-based lexicon to his audition.

Who do you think had the best audition of the night?

You can't keep Katy Perry off the dance floor.

Alyssa Raghu is only 15, but Katy Perry has already proclaimed her as "Top 10" for the season.

But this time, Julica had her biggest supporter with her, her 2-year-old daughter Mikova.

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

"We don't do that anymore but we still laugh just as much", added Perry. "Unique" was the praise for Zach, along with "killed it" from Lionel Richie, along with a golden ticket for the teen. The Allen Stone song, "Unaware" could not have been more flawless. Eventually, she stuck out her foot, put the golden ticket between her toes and made William come and take it.