Jokes aside, it really was all fun and games in the end and the judges gave Sussett a golden ticket to Hollywood, because they thought she was super fun. That's why I found myself loving this audition. Laine's voice sounds much older than his young age indicates.
After a montage of young singers, we focus on Andrew Weaver, a 16-year-old from Bremen, Georgia, who auditions with Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud". Self-professed "show woman" Michelle Sussett arrived on the scene to make people "dance, laugh, enjoy music, and make them have a super, super happy moment". I'm getting a cavity, so can we please tell them what they need to improve? Katy starts crying and Lionel isn't far behind. Thaddeus performed Sweedish House Mafia's 'Don't You Worry Child.' Check it out above.
Both Lionel and Luke rushed to Katy's aid as she struggled to get up off the floor. Lionel noted his voice is "an incredible machine", and Katy said she can't wait to see him push his instrument even further. And Lionel explained that Rissa sucked him into her world with the beauty of her voice. After telling pieces of his heartbreaking story, Francisco sat down to perform an acoustic rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely".
The 33-year-old singer went through a transformation herself last year, when she chopped her hair into a short platinum pixie cut. He had the judges singing along with him, but there was no ticket for him.
Trevor had a girlfriend, but he also confessed to having the biggest crush on Katy for years.
Due to the "unique dimension" in Gabbii's voice, the judges sent her to Hollywood. "Not only did Luke think Garrett, standing 6'4" was attractive to look at, but he also noted his performance was "raw" and "badass". David Francisco, 25, lives in Nashville, Tennessee and was hit by a vehicle and paralyzed from the waist down.
In addition, a handful of artists were unfortunately shown being cut from the competition. Misha Gontar, an MRI technologist from the Ukraine living in Marengo in McHenry County, delivered one of the most memorable auditions so far.