Auditions were held in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orlando. She performed her own song titled "21st Century Machine", which received a compliment from Richie. They also learned about Perry's secret talent of imitating a frog, saw Bryan tune a contestant's guitar, and heard Richie's alpaca trauma. Lionel was "fascinated" by her brain. It was then that Sussett asked the judges to stand up and dance with her.
"What an incredibly attractive woman you've grown into". "She don't want you bein' nice, boy!" he barked. In fact, Perry turned it into a hilarious moment as she then proceeded to pretend like she couldn't get off of the floor, slipping and spreading her legs wide, in a mini dress.
The worst contestant of the episode, 26-year-old Moscow-native Sardor Milano, claims he was the 2015 victor of X Factor: Russia.
"Once you're in front of the judges, it is very quick".
"I have a frightful feeling that could be a hit", he said, walking away. "Your journey is what this shows about - American dreams", Luke told the contestant before he learned he'd be going to Hollywood.
But her second song was the selling point. Judge Simon Cowell said at the time. While the judges originally decided Bultongez didn't have an artistic identity after he sang James Bay's "Let It Go", Richie felt guilty and wound up changing his vote to "yes". But while Katy respected his story, she couldn't get a grasp on who he is as an artist.
Lionel agreed with Katy that the music industry is "an identity business", so he said "no" as well.
American Idol is back to sing another day.
Katy recently suffered an embarrassing mishap when she forgot the name of her old school friend while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"I've always thought that she was special". Those who did not make it were not told that they suck. Sent packing by the judges, Koby complains bitterly to the camera that "Katy was jealous" of her.
Idol was always the best of the singing competition shows and, at least in the U.S., the form's progenitor.
A yes includes 15-year-old Alyssa Raghu, who gets a "top 10" prediction from the judges with her version of an Ariana Grande tune.
The show saves the best for last: 26-year-old Philly native Dennis Lorenzo. And Luke added that she'd be doing herself a disservice by doing singing as her career. Benjamin joked afterwards, before cheekily asking Katy, "How was it?" The judges suggested he should work on his craft and come back in a couple years to try out again.