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American Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie advanced nine artists to Hollywood during Sunday night's two-hour premiere on the show's new network, ABC.

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap.

In the March 11 premiere, viewers witnessed talent from all over auditioning in Los Angeles, New York City, Savannah, and New Orleans.

ABC revives one of the biggest shows "American Idol" that premiers on Sunday.

Ron Bultongez is a 22-year-old who emigrated from the Congo 10 years ago. "She was always interested in music, I just saw that spark in her and just kept pushing her in that direction", Dennis Raghunandan said. The auditions were beyond bad, and unfortunately the chemistry between the judges didn't offer a respite from the assault on our ears. Each judge recommended that she stay committed to the Great White Way rather than a recording contract.

Now, the groundbreaking series returns and premiered Sunday on ABC.

28-year-old Julica Kelly made quite the impression at WKOW Idol last September. Lionel, Katy and Luke did you hear what the home audience heard? hearing? But she redeems herself in front of the judges, singing an original country song she wrote. You can be sure we'll be closely following her story as well! "And we'll see where it all goes". "Your first kiss was Katy Perry". 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.

Glaze had to request some water to recover his composure enough to sing his audition number, an acoustic rendition of Nick Jonas' "Levels". It was a moment that was about to get even better.

Alyssa Raghu is only 15, but Katy Perry has already proclaimed her as "Top 10" for the season. First was 18-year-old Catie Turner from Langhorne. Pa. After the acid-tongued judge couldn't stop laughing at 18-year-old Jonathan Rey's freaky rendition of Shakira's "The One", saying, "I think we're going to have to cancel this competition - that was awful", the teen walked up to the judges' table as if to shake hands, but instead picked up a cup of water to throw at Cowell.

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