2 local contestants advance to the next round on abc's American Idol

Luke Bryan

After two years off the air, American Idol made its return on Sunday night, airing on ABC instead of its original network, Fox.

In the March 11 premiere, viewers witnessed talent from all over auditioning in Los Angeles, New York City, Savannah, and New Orleans. She gets thee yeses and a golden ticket to Hollywood.

There were also multiple heartwrenching backstories: 22-year-old Ron Bultongez talked about coping with his abusive father. Lionel, Katy and Luke did you hear what the home audience heard? hearing? Many fans of the show also follow the Idol Pad for spoilers, and it looks like the two sources sync up nicely regarding the Top 24 in ABC's initial reboot season. "We're not really sure where you fit in the mainstream.' And, I guess my response to that is, I really never have fit in the mainstream, it's really not where I plan to go with my music". Katy felt that this was not quite Ron's time, encouraging him to wait and work on his own identity. One of the nuns, 89-year-old Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, collapsed and died in court on Friday during a hearing related to the Perry case.

"Once you're in front of the judges, it is very quick". But while Katy respected his story, she couldn't get a grasp on who he is as an artist. The trio listened to various hopefuls auditioning before it was cashier Benjamin Glaze's turn to try his luck. All three judges agreed to send her to Hollywood. "And we'll see where it all goes". He admits to the judges that he's never kissed a girl, and gets knocked for a loop when Katy tricks him into a kiss on the lips.

But the smooch had something of a lasting effect on Benjamin, who had to ask for water before he began his performance of Nick Jonas' Levels. Like Turner, Lorenzo says Katy Perry is HIS idol. The banter, the bartering, and the competition between the judges consistently overtake the proceedings on "The Voice", and even Kelly Clarkson [VIDEO] voiced reservations about the 2018 incarnation of the competition that she took in the first year, going head-to-head with her current station on "The Voice". Noah, meanwhile, immediately wins them over with his sparkling personality and his odd desire to own an alpaca.



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