A moment like this no longer: The 16th season of American Idol - the first episode that has aired on ABC and featured new judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie - is officially the least-watched in the show's history. After Casanova auditioned, Perry delivered his golden ticket wedged between her toes with her leg hiked onto the judges' desk.
A snap of the singer in the sweater, which she previously debuted at his 40th birthday party in 2017, was shared on Instagram. "My parents, they were David Cook fans, and they were celebrating and then I was just so upset so I just ran out of the room", Sohmer said. Once the two men helped Perry to her feet, Richie stated, "Some things you have to do for the business".
Rissa, a 17-year-old high school student Apache, OK, belted out "When We Were Young " by Adele.
David Francisco, 25, Nashville, Tennessee: He moved to Music City to pursue his dreams, but was hit by a vehicle and paralyzed from the waist down.
Up next is Brandon Diaz, who is auditioning in honor of his father, a singer who immigrated to America from Cuba. We'll keep an eye on the two of them to see how far they go.
They were Misha Gontar, a 26-year-old MRI technologist from Marengo, IL; Autumn Woods, a 27-year-old library clerk from Katy, TX; "Hank the Businessman", a 22-year-old delivery driver from Pittsburgh, PA; Neshia Ruffins, a 25-year-old singer from New Orleans; and Jonathan Herman, a 23-year-old content analyst from Austin, TX.
It wasn't long before the superstar, 33, lost her footing and fell over. Luckily, her somewhat over-the-top rendition of Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" was enough to convince the judges to save her from a life of drudgery and send her to Hollywood. It was a no. Richie, Perry and Bryan are the judges on the next season of "American Idol", premiering March 11 on ABC.