American Idol review: Can it rise from the ashes?



Erstwhile competition host, Ryan Seacrest [VIDEO], signed on early last spring, but the finalized judging panel of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie didn't sign on the dotted line to take their seats until the fall past year.

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap. Overall, the premiere was solid with a lot of talent and some great chemistry from the judging panel of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Our Madison affiliate WKOW 27 News sent her to the front of the line in Chicago for the national auditions, where show producers sent her to Nashville to sing in front of the new American Idol judges.

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ABC's "American Idol" premiere drew plenty of eyeballs Sunday, even as Fox - where "Idol" used to air - ran programming that was seen by many observers as a direct attempt to dampen enthusiasm for ABC's reboot.

Nico sings a freaky song about eating worms and pretty much gets an immediate "no" from all the judges. The network had its best Sunday in nearly six years and towered over the competition by 70 percent. "When we're not compassionate, we get emotional". Back to the audition.

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 he really blows them away once he sits down at the piano and begins a soulful rendition of "Stay" by Rihanna. I like Lionel as a judge so far.

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After Simon Cowell left the original show, the infamous "bad auditions" - particularly those where awful singers were viciously mocked by the judges - mostly disappeared from the format. Adorably, Katie gives Benjamin a kiss, knocking him off his feet. Luke Bryan dubbed Zach as "Harry Potter", and Harry Potter never got Katy Perry swooning. He gets his ticket to Hollywood. Wig.

Autumn Wood, 27, Katy, TX: The library clerk came in dolled up in what Katy described as "glamazon" style, but her version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was freakish: She sounded like Cher with a bad cold.

American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller. He's been made fun of for his high-pitched voice.

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It looks like Katy Perry has a thing for dark-haired guys with guitars! I like this kid. Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend.and a golden ticket. I'm just very excited. Later, 26-year-old Dennis Lorenzo (who sang Allen Stone's "Unaware") explained after his father's murder, he made some poor life decisions as a teenager - until his grandparents gave him a guitar.

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