'American Idol' Reboot Judges Open Up About Reality TV Competition

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

'American Idol' Reboot Judges Open Up About Reality TV Competition

But this time, Julica had her biggest supporter with her, her 2-year-old daughter Mikova. Luke then pointed out that "America is going to freak" over him. Later, 26-year-old Dennis Lorenzo (who sang Allen Stone's "Unaware") explained after his father's murder, he made some poor life decisions as a teenager - until his grandparents gave him a guitar. Catie Turner from Pennsylvania sings the judges an original song called "21st Century Machine", and wins them over with her unique perspective and strong sense of self.

Ron, a 21-year-old entrepreneur originally from Congo who now resides in Plano, TX, sang "Let It Go" by James Bay. While Lionel wasn't sure about alpacas and Luke had no idea what "wig" meant, Katy knew exactly what Noah was talking about.

Fresh off a stint on a Disney cruise, Jennifer Hudson stunned the judges with her confident rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Share Your Love with Me", which Jackson said was the best he'd heard in the show's three seasons so far.

Lionel agreed with Katy that the music industry is "an identity business", so he said "no" as well.

Her next step? Heading back to Nashville.

Katy recently suffered an embarrassing mishap when she forgot the name of her old school friend while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. I am really impressed with her songwriting skills. Those who did not make it were not told that they suck.

We have been following the dreams of our local American Idol hopefuls as they vie for a chance at a golden ticket.

The 62-year-old, who was 34 years older than the show's age limit at the time, cracked up 2/3 of the judges panel with his soon-to-be-viral song, but Cowell was not impressed. Katy seemed smitten with Trevor as soon as he walked into the room, but she completely melted while he performed in front of the judges and of course, he got a golden ticket to Hollywood.

"You're not a pop star", Katy confessed, before Lionel noted Koby's voice simply won't work for records. Benjamin joked afterwards, before cheekily asking Katy, "How was it?" Others questioned why the franchise needed to come back at all.

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