American Idol: Michelle Sussett, 22, Was "Living Hopeless In Venezuela"


Just like in the past, the season started with the auditions. The popular reality television show, which was discontinued after season 15 in 2016, returned Sunday with the premiere of season 16 audition.

For the judges, the new American Idol represents a chance to put their stamp on a job held by a succession of celebrity panelists.

A good part of that is the chemistry of the new judges - pop star Katy Perry, country singer Luke Bryan and Mr. She's straight-up country should've sang something country. Perry thought it was a very well written song.

Meeting Richie, Bryan and Perry was "incredible", Grace said. He gets a golden ticket.

Ron Bultongez auditioned next.

Harper, a 16-year-old high school student from McKinney, TX, sang an original song, and the judges agreed her lyrics were "fabulous". It was hard to let go after 15 seasons. He had a really delicate voice and already exhibited strong storytelling instincts. Like Turner, Lorenzo says Katy Perry is HIS idol. An hour later, Lionel Richie changes his mind and has Ron brought back.

"I planned on being the toughest guy in the world, but then we had this person come on and tell us that he was homeless", Richie said. He's going to Hollywood after all.

Maddie Poppe, 19, Clarksville, IA. She had a throwback sound with a bit of a modern twist, and her phrasing was great.

'You're going to mace us, ' said the Play It Again crooner, 'don't let him go through your pocketbook, Nicole, and get your pepper spray'. All three judges said yes. She is a musical theater performer but brought her own song. The classic judges were, of course, Simon Cowell, known for his cutting but entertaining critiques, Paula Abdul, known for her tendency to not always make much sense, and Randy Jackson, known for not really feeling it, dawg. Koby was a little aggressive about wanting a ticket, but the judges all passed. Lionel was excited to watch Alyssa's journey on the show, and she got three enthusiastic yeses. 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 U.S., allowed for the contestants' real, observable growth. Perry said the chorus was really well written. All of the judges love her voice so they vote her through and she has an entire clan waiting for her! Even then, she hoped to try out for the singing competition.

Grace grew up honing her talents in gymnastics - taught by her mother, who trained under Béla Károlyi - but a small voice eventually convinced the young gymnast that her path would be much different. And I think she liked it.

While speaking with People on Sunday, the "Dark Horse" singer said that their approach with the contestants is quite direct, but not offensive.



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