When American Idol promises to be the best audition of all time, they better deliver.
That's what we were looking for on Wednesday's episode, and we definitely did not get some incredible moments. But did we get the best Idol audition of all time? According to the judges we did!
First, we have to talk about Shayy Winn, a 17-year-old high school student who recently lost her sight due to a brain tumor. Lionel Richie Just started crying as she sang Andra Day's "Rise Up," and it was not hard to join him. Her voice was effortless, like butter from start to finish.
"Luke Bryan told her. She naturally made it through to Hollywood.
You can watch Shayy's audition below.
Shayy was incredible, but that was not the audition that the show was advertising Idol audition of all time. That distinction went to Alejandro Aranda, who learned how to sing, play guitar, and play piano starting at age 20. He played an original song, and his voice was just fine, but what really made the judges loose their minds what his guitar playing, which was unbelievable.
Lionel Richie was incredibly impressed, and had Alejandro give them something on the piano as well. He had not played in a minute, he said, but as expected, his fingers moved as fast as possible on the piano.
Luke Bryan was speechless for a minutes, but then he said that he was in the presence of greatness, and that he did not want to see anybody after Alejandro. Katy Perry said she quit.
Alejandro is undoubtedly at amazing musician who has not been matched by anyone else so far this season, but he does what he does when he gets on the bigger stage with his more understated voice, and when he's not playing his own stuff.
Meanwhile, we'll be crying over the three chords we currently know. We got a lot of work to do.
American Idol airs on ABC.