Missing on Sunday's episode was Ryan Seacrest, who used to have countless appearances in every episode.
A Dodgeville singer/songwriter worked her way through the auditions.
In the Nashville audition, the judges faced Harper Grace who went viral when she was 11 years old after her performance of the National Anthem was tagged as the worst rendition of the song ever. Next time, just take your time.
Katy called her "a spectacular songwriter", Luke noted she seems "brilliant beyond her years", and Lionel complimented her by saying it was as if a Martian had landed on earth. You're in and then you're out. Lionel Richie loved the "storyteller" in her voice.More news: 'Shambles' as millennial railcard site crashes
She did, but it wasn't quite enough. After the acid-tongued judge couldn't stop laughing at 18-year-old Jonathan Rey's freakish rendition of Shakira's "The One", saying, "I think we're going to have to cancel this competition - that was awful", the teen walked up to the judges' table as if to shake hands, but instead picked up a cup of water to throw at Cowell. "We're not really sure where you fit in the mainstream.' And, I guess my response to that is, I really never have fit in the mainstream, it's really not where I plan to go with my music".
Also off to Hollywood are Maddie Poppe, 19, who plucks her guitar while reinterpreting Kermit's Muppet Movie classic "Rainbow Connection", and Ron Bultongez, 21, who hails from Plano, Texas by way of the Congo in Africa.
By then, only a handful of the hundreds of hopefuls remain to compete every week for the title of American Idol.
"Arranging and working with the contestants and I put the band together obviously, really the music department runs through me".
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.More news: Relief at British parliament after suspect package given all-clear
"The life of a musician has its ups and downs, it's adventurous".
It's been a long American Idol journey and one that's opened a lot of doors for Julica.
"All I can tell you about the next step is it's incredible and I can't wait for you guys to see it", Alyssa Raghu said.
"Definitely to record an album".
Little Dyxie came in with her older sister, Layla Spring, for a bit of a duet that earned her a golden ticket of her own.for 2026! "Nothing's gonna stop me from pushing toward my dream". The banter, the bartering, and the competition between the judges consistently overtake the proceedings on "The Voice", and even Kelly Clarkson [VIDEO] voiced reservations about the 2018 incarnation of the competition that she took in the first year, going head-to-head with her current station on "The Voice".More news: In Ireland, there were mass protests against abortion