"This week we separate the singers from the superstars," said "American Idol" Judge Luke Bryan in a dramatic voiceover. He was not kidding. Now that the audition is completed, 169 gold tickets will be reduced to 24 swinging candidates, while the contest, which was renewed and restarted on ABC, will be continued with Hollywood Week. And so there was no more fitting soundtrack than Demi Lovato's "Confident" to welcome the candidates and wish them luck.
The first round of the finalists included four incredible talents, including Layla Spring's teens, who included an acoustic version of "Last Kiss" and Alyssa Raghu, "Wind Beneath My Wings" with their a capella Dedicated to the interpretation of the Bette Midler classic. Country was also well represented when goat farmer Trevor McBane cut an eye-catching figure in black and Caleb Lee Hutchinson was charmed by his good-natured attitude and easily gained access to the next round.
"I would be barefoot when I was on this stage," Katy Perry said when Alpaca fan Noah Davis and brothers Milo and Julian Sposato had broken their hearts when only Milo was chosen.
Pennsylvania's Catie Turner, who advised Bryan to stay away from social media and read no mean tweets (advice she ignored when she called these people on Twitter) Audition), was a silly joy as she raved about the sweet boys with guitars and joined the new crush Zach D & # 39; Onofrio ("He dresses coolly"). Turner's claim that she should win "Idol" because she gives good hugs is an understatement – her version of The Beatle's "Come Together" was quirky and cool. Her personality was even lovelier when she heard of D & # 39; Onofrio's surprise elimination and threatened not to mock her – or she would find and kill him. No doubt, this is a great television.
Also, Maddie Pope, Cade Foehner and Jonny Brenns, who were sitting at the piano and were impressed by the coolness factor of "Somebody Else" from The 1975, came on by continuing to choose such songs (which the pop tones in his alto range flaunting smartly), Brenns will survive well in the live shows.
The 18-year-old Jurnee was another outstanding candidate. With a flair for style and a woman overseas, she made her mark with a cover by Demi Lovatos "They do not do it for me yet." She "did it" for the judges (Perry in particular), and made it
Meanwhile, Dennis Lorenzo captivated Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" with his folksy and soulful connection of vocals and guitar.
Eye candy Trevor McBane returned for another flirting session with Perry (singing Oh and "Riptide" by Vance Joy.) Unfortunately, his girlfriend, who considered McBane's audition possible, was more likely to have an opportunity for her, Katy in a scene that "The Bachelor" was worthy of staring at the camera.
"Katy, I'm watching you," she shouted from the crowd, surely Katy Perry shook her Louboutins, but the jokes went on: McBane commented, "That is my girlfriend, "to which Perry shot back," Not your fiancé! "Touche. McBane got a rose to get to the next round.
As it is the" idol "way, the episode ended with a heartbreaking note, as singer David Francisco, who was hit by a car and slows the use of his legs, threw his cane and tried to sing "Sunday Morning" from Maroon 5. Pitch problems, however, prevented him from advancing, and the judges sent take him home.
The group rounds, the crown jewel of Hollywood Week, came next, and in an instant, the audience saw alliances formed, stars stepping out, Momagers out of control, and dreams shattered – not to mention poor vocal teacher Michael Orland, who was constantly chanted by singers was tortured, forgetting the words to such massive songs as Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself".
The group of God's Diversity, which included Michael Woodward, "Idol," Thaddeus Johnson, Shannon O "Hara, and Kourtney Smith, was the first to record Clean Bandit's" Rather Be "in the best moments recalled "Glee." Fou rr from the five advanced ones.
On the other hand, The Gurope (oy, these names) were a "disaster," Orland commented as they attempted a crippled version of The Bee Gees classic, " Stayin & # 39; Alive. Participants Maddie Zahm and Samuel James improvised their own words to get through the round (Zahm had the upper hand when it came to freestyling), while Cesely Parrish and the sympathetic Marcio Donaldson luckily returned unharmed.
Back to Catie Turner who, if she does not win "American Idol", gets her own sitcom. Her group, TACO ("because after we sing you become" TACO "about us") consisted of the brave teenagers Alyssa Raghu, Khaya Robinson and Victoria McQueen and rocked a youthful version of "La, La, La" by Naughty Young with Sam Smith, Turner and Lionel Richie had a moment on stage when the icon told a story the Commodores almost " Richie's stories are so vivid and he shares her as a true mentor.
Another group is the tumult of Super Dope Hotness, with Milo Spisoto and his mother not voting for the election of Bie bers "Love Yourself". Spisoto decided to solo himself at the end of the song, a change from Orland or the group. wild around. Orland even suggested that Spisoto did not interest his group. Nevertheless, the game has paid off and everyone – including Lorenzo – is elected.
Why the producers decided to assemble the group with Beatboxing Ada Vox is a mystery as Vox is out to be in the top 24, Gabby Burnett, Jurnee and Dominique, all of whom passed with ease.
Certainly the opinion of "Idol" is hotly debated why Laine Hardy was enforced. He complained about the choreography of his predominantly female group and the fact that he does not listen to Bieber. So he did not bother to learn the words. This seemed unfair to Mia Disaris and Julia Madrid, both of whom were sent home, even though they know the lyrics and the lyrics
The last group, Do not Touch, included Britney Holmes, Lee Vasi, Gabbii Jones and Crystal Alicea, who had only sung karaoke until then. Vasi took Alicea under her wing and gave her encouragement and hugs. She demonstrated one of the best examples of how a group should promote a member and work as a team so that everyone can move forward together. So it was a shock when Perry told the girls that the judges had only three seats left and they had to volunteer to go home. Tears began to flow as Alicea signed in as a tribute to Jennifer Lawrence, only to be told by Perry, "Just kidding!" Not funny.
The solo rounds begin on Easter Sunday (April 1st) with the Top 24 Monday, April 2nd. "American Idol" airs ABC on Sundays and Mondays.