March 19, 2018

'American Idol': Judges Hand Out More Golden Tickets to Hollywood Week

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He and Katy Perry had a moment after he said "wig", leaving Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie confused.

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! But for now, Idol hopefuls just have to get through a quick audition in front of the three judges and get two out of three to vote in their favor.

Katy, 33, who is a judge on the US TV talent show, got up on stage to dance with contestant Michelle Sussett during her try-out.

A handful of contestants delivered standout, jaw-dropping performances: Mara Justine, Brandon Diaz, Laine Hardy, Thaddeus Johnson, and Rissa Watson.

Perry's Idol antics didn't stop there as her male co-judges joked throughout the show that Perry was looking for a date.

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Even though Idol aired for years on Fox while The Voice was on NBC, this is actually the first time the two have gone head to head for regular episodes. Before the reality stalwart officially kicks off its quest to crown the next idol, fans are treated to the most entertaining aspect of the series: the auditions.

Next up was William Casanova, singing "A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway. She performed Adele's "When We Were Young".

"I've lost my voice", a tearful Perry told the 25-year-old Texan.

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Benjamin started his performance a bit flustered by the unplanned kiss, and all three judges declined to send him to Hollywood. However, Garrett received a golden ticket.

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