‘American Idol’ Recap: Judges Moved to Tears by Two Contestants
The episode also sees Makayla Phillips returning to the show to audition as she was two weeks too young when she auditioned back in 2017, and this time, she impresses everyone.
- Mar 9, 2020
AceShowbiz – Judges on “American Idol“, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, were impressed by one contestant in the Saturday, March 8 episode. The episode was kicked off with a performance by Danny La Rota who sang Lorde‘s “Royals”. Katy thought he was the most “unique” contestant and he unsurprisingly got three yes.
Following it up was Lou Dawg who performed an original song. Lionel said no, but Katy said yes to him. However, Lou didn’t move on to Hollywood. Makayla Phillips returned to the show as she was two weeks too young when she auditioned back in 2017. She performed “Who’s Loving You” by The Jackson 5 and it was enough to make Katy believe that she’ll be among the Top 10. She got her golden ticket to Hollywood.
Later, Devon Alexander sang Sam Smith‘s “Not in That Way”. The judges loved his performance and gave him a golden ticket to Hollywood. Singing an original song “Slip Away”, Mosean Wilson successfully wowed the judges. Lionel got out of his chair to give Mosean a hug. Meanwhile, Katy was left to tears because of the performance. Mosean got the golden ticket and went to Hollywood.
Next up was Faith Becnel and she got mixed response from the judges. Lionel didn’t think Faith was ready. However, Katy and Luke said yes to her. Musical couple Kat Luna and Alejandro “Alex” Garrido Cortez then performed “Shallow” together, though they auditioned separately. Fortunately, Kat and Alex both got the golden tickets.
Singing “I Will Survive” was Tavia, but she didn’t get voted through. The next contestant to audition was Sophia Wackerman who opted to perform “Water” by Bishop Briggs. Fully impressed, Lionel predicted Sophie Wackerman would be top 10.
Later Jimmy Levy sang “Wicked Games”. Katy, however, stopped him and urged him to perform something a cappella because she knew Jimmy was nervous. Olivia Ximines performed Tori Kelly‘s “Language” and sent her through to Hollywood. Marna Michelle, who is wheelchair-bound, performed in front of the judges. The judges didn’t think it was a perfect performance, though they eventually gave her the golden ticket to Hollywood.
Zack Dobbins showed case his unique voice as he performed an original song. Concluding the night was Ren Patrick. She sang “Dancing On My Own”, much to the judges’ liking. Unsurprisingly, they sent Ren to Hollywood.
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