So, I don't think it'd be fair to put you in that kind of competition. "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".
The Ricky Martin tribute heard 'round the world hit the Idol audition stage in season three of the show. "I ran out", she said.
In L.A., we see two polar opposites: sullen rocker Nico Bones and jolly farm boy Noah Davis. 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.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Alyssa Raghu received a golden ticket on the premiere episode of 'American Idol'. I can understand why any of the singers I mentioned above would be someone's favorite because I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next as well. An entire montage showed the judges gently trying to cheer up singers who didn't get a golden ticket to Hollywood.
"With this experience being my last experience with American Idol, it was huge for me". She sang Ariana Grande's "Almost Is Never Enough" with professionalism far beyond her years. She's obviously got a nice voice and her hyper personality won't be forgotten anytime soon. But she redeems herself in front of the judges, singing an original country song she wrote.
Security soon dealt with Rey, but he went down in Idol history as one of the few to get their revenge on Cowell.
The rest of the night ambles along at a familiar pace, as we're mostly introduced to decent singers like bespectacled goofball Catie Turner from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, who refers to the boom mic above her as a "corn cob" and laments, "What if Katy Perry thinks I'm unusual?" Now my dreams are finally coming true.
About two years after "American Idol" aired its "farewell season"...well, it's back.