Million Viewers Show Up for 'American Idol' Reboot Premiere

Bessie Dean
March 13, 2018

Erstwhile competition host, Ryan Seacrest [VIDEO], signed on early last spring, but the finalized judging panel of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie didn't sign on the dotted line to take their seats until the fall past year.

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap. Many fans on Twitter chimed in to say they didn't enjoy the new judge panel, featuring Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

In the March 11 premiere, viewers witnessed talent from all over auditioning in Los Angeles, New York City, Savannah, and New Orleans.

American Idol airs Sunday's and Monday's on ABC in the US. Turner started with a little Britney Spears and then performed an original song.

Performing in front of Lionel Richie, meant Julica was performing in front of one of her idols. The crop of talent was better than that of The Voice and The X-Factor and the format, with intimate auditions set in across the USA, allowed for the contestants' real, observable growth.

Michael Carrick Confirms Retirement, Likely to Join Jose Mourinho's Coaching Staff
He also helped United win the UEFA Champions League (2008), FIFA Club World Cup (2008) and the UEFA Europa League (2017). That's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine. "That's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine.

Robert Wickens continues to lead IndyCar race at St. Pete
He finished the first session in sixth and seventh in the second, which was led by former series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. Though Wickens was disappointed not to secure his rookie win, others believe he may have gotten what he deserved.

Charlie Nicholas' predictions: Can Manchester United and Chelsea progress?
A runner-up finish is another target for United, with "a miracle" required to remove City from the Premier League summit. It's something that you have got to accept", the Englishman said.

Harper, a 16-year-old high school student from McKinney, TX, sang an original song, and the judges agreed her lyrics were "fabulous". Sent packing by the judges, Koby complains bitterly to the camera that "Katy was jealous" of her. Catie Turner4. Alyssa Raghu5.

Thaddeus Johnson, from Oklahoma City, OK: He made it to Hollywood during Season 9 in 2010, but didn't go any further. "Everyone was crying. I was crying and then Luke Bryan came out, and he shakes my mom and dad's hand and says, 'You birthed a lovely mind, ' and all of that stuff".

The show saves the best for last: 26-year-old Philly native Dennis Lorenzo. The Florida teen's unexpected take on Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight" is so extraordinary that it motivates Katy to her feet and into Zack's arms for a dance. Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend.and a golden ticket.

Gabbii Jones, 20, St. Louis, MO: Her father has given her 30 days to make her dreams of stardom come true, or else she's got to get a job. You can be sure we'll be closely following her story as well!

"We really just don't know where you fit in the music industry". He strums his battered guitar and sings a star-making rendition of "Unaware" by Allen Stone.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER