'American Idol' ratings: ABC revival strong with 10.3 million viewers

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

Auditions were held in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orlando.

Since Tulsa was among the audition sites for the "Idol" reboot past year, we can expect to see more Oklahomans on the show as the televised tryouts continue. And while that's a fraction of the audience "Idol" regularly served up back in its mid-aughts heyday, the TV turnout marked a significant upgrade for ABC's Sunday 8-10 p.m. lineup, which season-to-date is averaging just 4.5 million viewers and a 1.0 in the demo. Returning host Ryan Seacrest has been accused of sexual harassment by a former "E!"

The America Idol 2018 season 16 will continue with episode 2. You can also live stream on ABC official website (only for viewers located within the USA and its territories), HULU or PlayStation Vue.




An audition for American Idol is one thing, but getting your first kiss from Katy Perry already makes you a victor.

On Sunday night's premiere, performances of over a dozen people were screened and only Caty Turner, Maddie Roppe, Harper Grace, Layla Spring, Noah Davis, Alyssa Raghu, Zach D'Onofrio, and Dennis Lorenzo were given the tickets to Hollywood.

Benjamin Glaze, a 19-year-old singer from Enid, appeared on the Sunday's premiere, and he made an "Idol" memory before he even sang a note: He got kissed by new "Idol" judge Katy Perry. Glaze nervously agreed, and when he leaned in for a second cheek-kiss, Perry turned her face so their lips connected, which surprised Glaze so much he fell backward. While Lionel wasn't sure about alpacas and Luke had no idea what "wig" meant, Katy knew exactly what Noah was talking about. Let's wait and see!

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