Even though the original series had made a good run on FOX since it debuted in 2003, and gave the spotlight to celebrities like Tori Kelly, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, and Jordin Sparks, Perry said that lots of incredible singers out there could still use a platform such as American Idol.
28-year-old Julica Kelly made quite the impression at WKOW Idol last September.
The reboot's early episodes include pre-taped auditions held in cities including New York; Savannah, Georgia; Los Angeles and New Orleans. "I couldn't get you off my mind", Richie said, telling Bultongez that he was changing his vote.
That day in Nashville was a true test. Next time just take your time. When Glaze leaned in to kiss her cheek, Perry quickly turned her head to achieve lip-to-lip contact, sending Glaze to the ground and delighting fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
But when he belted out "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra, the judges were amazed by the depth of his sound and the richness in his voice. "I chose to sing Adele, 'All I Ask". Both Perry and Richie join her on stage to dance with her. Michelle's energy level is through the roof.
She did, but it wasn't quite enough.
'You're going to mace us, ' said the Play It Again crooner, 'don't let him go through your pocketbook, Nicole, and get your pepper spray'. The crop of talent was better than that of The Voice and The X-Factor and the format, with intimate auditions set in across the United States, allowed for the contestants' real, observable growth. She called this a "pinch me" kind of moment that ended with three "yes" votes and that shiny golden ticket to Hollywood.
He auditioned with a cover of Allen Stone's "Unaware", playing a beat up guitar with a hole in its top.
"The life of a musician has its ups and downs, it's adventurous". "It happened to me", she says, no doubt inspiring millions of smiles.
"Definitely to record an album". Perry said his presentation felt a bit "rushed", and added "maybe that's because I sped up your BPM". "Nobody's gonna want to make out with me".
Julica writes a lot of her own music and you can find it by searching for her on Youtube.