Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'American Idol' night 2: Who isn't going to Hollywood?


For a quick recap of the week, here are some of the highlights you just won't want to miss! Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul have been gone for some time, and we now have Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan as the judges.

And Monday, she was finally standing before Perry at her NY audition, as the pop superstar joked about Mara's age. After she sang Adele's "When We Were Young", Katy said she had "full body chills", and Luke compared her voice to an angel's.

"I think if you ain't careful you might win American Idol", Luke admitted. Her already-very-short dress got hiked up so far that the producers covered her lower half with an American Idol censorship graphic. And Lionel hugged her. Fortunately, Noah also brought a stand-out performance of Rihanna's "Stay" that snatched Katy's wig and sent Noah with it to Hollywood. She came in to the audition room with her sister Layla (who was just barely old enough to audition herself) and the two both charmed the judges.


17-year-old Garrett Jacobs did his grandma, Honey, proud with his audition and even though she couldn't be there in-person, the judges made sure he got her on the phone to hear he was on his way to Hollywood! He had the judges singing along with him, but there was no ticket for him.

Katy Perry will be the first to admit she didn't get to the top of the pop music game by her impressive dance skills.

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. American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. ET|7 p.m. CT on ABCEditor's note: The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of ABC and this station.

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