The season 16 premiere, which saw 10.3 million viewers tuning in, featured a lot of talented singers. "I don't want the outside world to mess with your lovely brain", Bryan urged 17-year-old Catie Turner, a songwriter who admitted people often view her as too "intense". "You gave my heart a flutter". She was dead on with her original song, "Yard Sale", which impressed all the panel, particularly Katy, with its distinctive attention to detail. Lionel was "fascinated" by her brain.
"I've always thought that she was special". Sent packing by the judges, Koby complains bitterly to the camera that "Katy was jealous" of her. She's obviously got a nice voice and her hyper personality won't be forgotten anytime soon.
The other showcased contestants from NY include Maddie Poppe, who sings The Muppet Movie song "Rainbow Connection", and gets three yeses for her "storyteller voice"; and Koby, a 26-year-old musical theater performer from Denver, who belts perhaps the longest, loudest vocal run in Idol history.
"One day I just kept practicing and practicing, and then I started being able to sing in front of my friends, then in front of people I didn't know, and then play at restaurants and stuff locally and it just started from there", he says. "We have moments where we're softies", he said.
Will Katy repeat the act in the upcoming auditions?
The AP notes that Nielsen said the turnout for the "Idol" premiere "represented ABC's biggest Sunday night audience with regular series programming since 2012". He strums his battered guitar and sings a star-making rendition of "Unaware" by Allen Stone.
I left #Venezuela looking for a better future and to help my family nearly 4 years ago. Country hitmaker Luke finds the performance "pretty daggum inspiring", but Lionel and Katy initially aren't hearing Ron's own personality shine through. So, did Davis' performance make Perry lose her wig. First was 18-year-old Catie Turner from Langhorne. Pa.
"Arranging and working with the contestants and I put the band together obviously, really the music department runs through me".