'American Idol' ABC premiere draws 10.3 million viewers


While the judges originally decided Bultongez didn't have an artistic identity after he sang James Bay's "Let It Go", Richie felt guilty and wound up changing his vote to "yes". "I feel really excited about this". "I will never forget Luke Bryan said to me, 'You are the reason why I am doing this". The average viewership for Fox's final season was 9.4 million viewers. "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". "My mom, for Christmas, she got me a First Act guitar at Wal-Mart, and then after about a year, they put me in guitar lessons because I wanted to learn how to play the guitar", he says. She called this a "pinch me" kind of moment that ended with three "yes" votes and that shiny golden ticket to Hollywood. Katy, Luke and Lionel also agreed to send him to Hollywood. So, did Davis' performance make Perry lose her wig.

Who thought that out of the mild mannered-looking Clay Aiken would come a powerhouse voice that would propel him all the way to the American Idol finals?

Sunday night's "Idol" broadcast delivered ABC's biggest premiere ratings in the time slot since the supernatural drama "Resurrection" bowed to 13.9 million viewers and a 3.8 in the demo back in March 2014.

Alyssa, a 15-year-old high school student Orlando, FL, sang "Almost Is Never Enough" by Ariana Grande featuring Nathan Sykes. She has such a mature and developed voice. 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. In this version of "Idol", the judges went a little over the top as they tried to be nice. You can be sure we'll be closely following her story as well!

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Who do you think had the best audition of the night?

"What an incredibly lovely woman you've grown into".

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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