Season 2 American Idol Finalist Kimberley Locke Recaps American Idol Premiere

Joann Johnston
March 13, 2018

" "American Idol" is the original and the best", declared Lionel Richie, one of the celebrity judges along with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Although Fox kindly bid farewell to its groundbreaking reality competition in May 2016, producers weren't ready to let it go, so they shopped it over to ABC.

American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The rebooted U.S. TV talent show premiered on Sunday, with Katy on the judging panel alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Fortunately, Noah also brought a stand-out performance of Rihanna's "Stay" that snatched Katy's wig and sent Noah with it to Hollywood. "If Trevor doesn't break up with his girlfriend to be with Katy then what are we really here for?" one fan asked, and another fan wrote, "Katy's thirst for this Trevor guy is exactly how embarrassing I would be for hot guys with guitars if I were a judge on this show". So, did Davis' performance make Perry lose her wig. Darrell did get her golden ticket to Hollywood, but was cut during the next round of auditions. Sunday night we got a first glimpse at the competition, and a chance to see how two singer/songwriters from the DE valley did when given their big shot at singing for the judges. The judges believe she has the vocal chops, but want her to prepare herself for the rigors and disappoints of the biz.

"I really enjoyed meeting you today", Perry said. Simpson: "The Lost Confession?", which was based on a 12-year-old interview.

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The auditions keep rolling SUNDAY 8|7c as American Idol's journey continues on America's network, ABC!

"You're so hot", Perry, 33, told the singer.

Fresh off a stint on a Disney cruise, Jennifer Hudson stunned the judges with her confident rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Share Your Love with Me", which Jackson said was the best he'd heard in the show's three seasons so far.

Layla, a 16-year-old high school student from Marion County, KY, performed "Who's Lovin' You" by the Jackson Five.

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