Does America need the American Idol reboot right now?

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

To those who might think that may I remind you about brutal this show can be. "Music is over, relationships are over, '" Francisco recalled. After much therapy and struggling, he can now walk with crutches.

"I should've fought for him", Bryan declared to Richie. She gets the first golden ticket to Hollywood! She just did a bunch of runs and screaming. Both Perry and Richie join her on stage to dance with her. Michelle's energy level is through the roof. However, Lionel apparently couldn't get Ron out of his head following the audition, so the panel called Ron back into the room about an hour later and revealed he'd by flying to Hollywood for a second chance. He's going to Hollywood after all. At one point, he weighed 390 pounds and considered taking his own life, but instead, he turned himself around and lost 162 pounds and counting. "You gave my heart a flutter". She sang an original, giving a bouncy country performance. The contestants had to get by celebrity judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. He started playing guitar when he was 16 years old.

Brandon Diaz, 21, Ashburn, VA: His father emigrated to Cuba as a child and taught Brandon everything he knows about singing.

Alyssa Raghu is only 15 years old and just wants to make her dad proud in her audition singing "Almost is Never Enough". "We see these kids come in, and their parents have bought them the nicest guitar money can buy". They complied, but Katy slipped and fell. Fox canceled the show, and ABC announced that it would reboot "American Idol" a year later. Of course, she gets a ticket. The judges were totally enchanted by him, and he easily secured a golden ticket. But it was his day job that had the judges fascinated. "What if they're missing a toe?" inquired Katy. "She was always interested in music, I just saw that spark in her and just kept pushing her in that direction", Dennis Raghunandan said.

There was definitely some awkwardness as the three judges stepped out onto the floor to bust a move, and then things got even more awkward when Perry slipped and fell.

And some of the no's. Quirky. Singer-songwriter. "21st Century Machine" original song. Wow. But I'd give it D. But the judges loved him.

"You're not a pop star", Katy confessed, before Lionel noted Koby's voice simply won't work for records. It was a no.

It was an extra special night for "American Idol" contestant Benjamin Glaze on Sunday night.

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