Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Katy Perry floors American Idol contestant with impromptu kiss

American Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie advanced nine artists to Hollywood during Sunday night's two-hour premiere on the show's new network, ABC.

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap.

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie all appeared in the first episode of "American Idol" reboot on Sunday. The charismatic 17 year old skips school to audition in NY with a cutesy original folk-pop tune called "21st Century Machine".

America's next superstar began last night with the premiere of American Idol on ABC.

The stars of different genres also have differing generational perspectives, but each one can speak to genuine secrets of success that only come with long, hard work and lots of rejection.

Harper Grace has the unfortunate distinction of being listed as the worst singer of the national anthem under major search engines, but the Texas native was determined to impress in another way with this audition. I can understand why any of the singers I mentioned above would be someone's favorite because I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next as well.

Clearly stunned by what had just happened, Benjamin fell to the floor open-mouthed, as Katy celebrated by raising her arms in the air and getting high fives from Lionel and Luke.

As much as ABC's preliminary "Idol" deliveries are reassuring for this day and age, they're all but insignificant in comparison to the Fox-run "Idol" of old.

You can't keep Katy Perry off the dance floor. In the words of Katy Perry: "Wig: snatched!"

That settles that! And given that the judges joked about giving a golden ticket to a 7-year-old to attend Hollywood Week in 2026, this show may actually last forever. Katy also called her "dope". Where other shows, including The Four, Fox's Idol replacement, throw singers in front of a studio audience right away, Idol auditions dispense with the hubbub and introduce us to the talent pool before hair, make-up and ill-advised song suggestions get in the way. And now, with their golden tickets in hand, both Turner and Lorenzo are headed to Hollywood!

Equally impressive is Dennis' smooth rendition of Allen Stone's "Unaware".

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