American Idol 2018 Premiere Recap: Watch Audition Videos & Highlights

American Idol 2018 Premiere Recap: Watch Audition Videos & Highlights

For viewers of American Idol, the ABC reboot may feel like just another season, but with new faces. "I don't want the outside world to mess with your attractive brain", Bryan urged 17-year-old Catie Turner, a songwriter who admitted people often view her as too "intense".

Grace Walker, a 15-year-old hostess from San Juan Capistrano, CA; Sardor Milano, a 26-year-old supermarket employee from Orlando, FL; and Nico Bones, a 22-year-old skate-shop employee from Long Beach, CA, did not receive golden tickets to Hollywood. The judges are all smitten with Catie, with Lionel referring to her as a wonderful Martian. I am really impressed with her songwriting skills.

Benjamin started his performance a bit flustered by the unplanned kiss, and all three judges declined to send him to Hollywood. Others questioned why the franchise needed to come back at all.

Benjamin Glaze got his first kiss from Katy Perry, and got it memorialized in a photo, but got no golden ticket. It's possible they said no to hundreds of singers, but in two hours, we saw were exactly four "No's" - and Lionel turned into a hugging machine. Before performing his piece for the panel, the 19-year-old admitted he has never had a girlfriend and has also never had a kiss on the lips. Her audition is a memorable one as she wears a black "Rebel" t-shirt, white short-shorts, and knee-high velvet boots.

Davis made his American Idol debut during the first episode of season 16 on Sunday, March 11. Country hitmaker Luke finds the performance "pretty daggum inspiring", but Lionel and Katy initially aren't hearing Ron's own personality shine through. Nico Bones had the look of a rock singer, with plenty of attitude, but no sign of talent in his song, "Worms".

A quick trip back to NY, and it's a "yes" for 16-year-old Zach Denofrio, who has a high-pitched speaking voice but turns into a Frank Sinatra-type crooner when he sings.

But her sweet demeanor was hiding a killer voice, which she showed off to the judges with a rendition of "I Can't Make You Love Me" as well as her impression of a chicken.

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