American Idol: Michelle Sussett, 22, Was "Living Hopeless In Venezuela"

NEW YORK. This image released by ABC shows from left Lionel Richie Katy Perry Ryan Seacrest and Luke Bryan on the set

American Idol: Michelle Sussett, 22, Was "Living Hopeless In Venezuela"

The Roar star chided the teen, "Don't even try and get cocky now", before urging him to start his audition.

There were also complaints that the new judges lacked chemistry. Then ask yourself: Who replaced Paula Abdul as a judge in Season 10? It was a great audition, and all three judges said yes without hesitation.

Up next is Brandon Diaz, who is auditioning in honor of his father, a singer who immigrated to America from Cuba. She is also the first to receive a golden ticket to Hollywood. He sings a nice version of Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You".

American Idol is back ... and it feels very different. She gets three yeses. Michelle's boots weren't just made for walkin' but dancin' too. All of the judges love her voice so they vote her through and she has an entire clan waiting for her!

Trying for redemption from performing what was dubbed "the worst national anthem ever, ' when she was 11 years old, Harper Grace from Mckinney, Texas, is up next, singing an original country music song". He gets a golden ticket.

"It's about finding an actual Idol, making that good old American dream come to life once again that we all can be inspired by", she said. Richie was especially impressed by the high notes. With Lionel also on board, Alyssa sails on through to Hollywood. Luke approves of Katy's love because according to Luke, Trevor is a dreamboat. Holmes is headed to Hollywood. Bryan said he could win the whole thing.

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Gabbii Jones sang "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande. "I can't kiss a girl without being in a relationship". She is a musical theater performer but brought her own song.

That's when Perry chose to swoop in and give him a good luck kiss. Perry consoled one weeping singer. By then, only a handful of the hundreds of hopefuls remain to compete every week for the title of American Idol.

Equally impressive is Dennis' smooth rendition of Allen Stone's "Unaware". Neither Zach's speaking or singing voice has really matured. Bryan encouraged her to get rid of the guitar next time, but he was a fan. Gosh, these judges are easy like Sunday morning.

Hardy laughed, and Bryan said, "Please be able to sing!" Luckily, the "Firework" singer finally shared the secret message behind her and Noah's word. Francisco was hit by a vehicle after moving to Nashville, resulting in paralysis from the waist down.

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.

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