The first round of auditions were set in New York City and Los Angeles and we saw a lot of golden tickets be handed out right out of the gate. "We need you in this show", Richie said.
A tearful Perry, who had lost her voice by the time Francisco auditioned, couldn't hold back emotion as she explained that she spent most of the performance watching his fiancée and seeing "how in love she is".
And Noah, an 18-year-old nursing student from Royal, AR, sang "Stay" by Rihanna. Back to the audition. He needs to work on his enunciation a bit, but he sounds pretty good.
"You have Sinatra down, but remember this: Sinatra waited". "Come here, Benjamin. Come here right now!" she said. The judges seem uncertain.
Perry said that while she is blunt and "very cut and dry" when it comes to critiquing the contestants, she has a line she refuses to cross. The show will continue with the screening of episode 2 Monday, March 12 on ABC. The GRAMMY victor got up from the judge's table and walked over to Francisco to give him a hug.
Maddie Poppe, 19, Clarksville, Iowa sings with "The Rainbow Connection", and she has a great voice. She's obviously got a nice voice and her hyper personality won't be forgotten anytime soon.
Koby is 26 years old from Denver, Colorado, and is a theater performer.
But who I'm going with is 16-year-old Alyssa Raghu, who wowed everyone with her cover of Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes' "Almost is Never Enough". When Harper was 11, she became an Internet laughingstock for singing what was considered the "worst national anthem ever". Is she worth this much coin? "Unique" was the praise for Zach, along with "killed it" from Lionel Richie, along with a golden ticket for the teen. The woman embarrasses herself all the way out the door.
Performing in front of Lionel Richie, meant Julica was performing in front of one of her idols. After impressing the judges with a rendition of an original song, she impressed them even more by doing Khalid's "Young, Dumb & Broke". However, Lionel apparently couldn't get Ron out of his head following the audition, so the panel called Ron back into the room about an hour later and revealed he'd by flying to Hollywood for a second chance. One of the nuns, 89-year-old Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, collapsed and died in court on Friday during a hearing related to the Perry case. "When we're not compassionate, we get emotional".
For Catie Turner, what really stood out to me was how intriguing of a songwriter she is. But I'd give it D. But the judges loved him. She gets a ticket to Hollywood. Adorably, Katie gives Benjamin a kiss, knocking him off his feet.