‘American Idol’ 2024 Auditions Wrap With ‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo’s Daughter & Extra Standouts (RECAP)


[Warning: The below contains spoilers for American Idol.]

The ultimate golden tickets had been up for grabs Sunday night time for Season 22 of American Idol. It has been fairly the journey for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, who’ve seen quite a lot of hopefuls whereas spending some high quality time sharing their respective hometowns of Santa Barbara, Tuskegee, and Leesburg. Auditions had been additionally hosted in Los Angeles and Nashville.

This final crop of singers included proficient teenagers, sisters, a returning face from final 12 months, and the daughter of a former Bachelor star. Plus, one contestant closed the spherical with a powerhouse efficiency and story that tugged on the heartstrings. Earlier than we head to Hollywood and the Idol Enviornment, try who may break via as fan favorites.

Ricky Moyer 


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The 22-year-old began this week’s auditions with a cool tackle “It Should Have Been Love” by Roxette. The Philidelphia barista obtained a standing ovation. Luke and Lionel thought it was an excellent efficiency. Katy mentioned he gave them second after second. A simple sure.

Liliana Tovar Dalton 


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The 17-year-old determined she was in her “Fame” Taylor Swift period. This San Antonio Swiftie additionally likes to jot down music, and sure, about boys. She carried out an authentic referred to as “5%,” clearly a few man who did her dangerous. Katy mentioned it appeared like one lengthy textual content message that lacked elementary construction however liked it. Luke requested if she had one other gear and challenged her to sing a little bit Adele’s “Somebody Like You.” Lionel noticed potential. Luke gave the third sure. Liliana then thanked her exes.

Camila Galavis 


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The 14-year-old got here from Miami by the use of Venezuela. She revealed her dad was Juan Pablo Galavis, a former soccer participant and The Bachelor alum from Season 18. Camila then introduced Dad into the audition room as she sang Joaquina’s “Rabia.” Katy mentioned she had a very good voice, however the judges weren’t certain she was fairly prepared. Luke mentioned she would get swallowed up on this competitors however then ended up breaking the tie between Lionel and Katy. The work is lower out for this teen. A golden ticket and rose for the Galavis household.

Garrison Bennett 


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Luke jokingly referred to as for a paternity check to see if the 18-year-old was Lionel’s son resulting from a placing resemblance to the legend. The Statesville, North Carolinian sang “Superstition” by Stevie Surprise. Luke didn’t waste any time giving a sure to the landscaper. Katy nonetheless wished extra power however gave a yeah. Lionel added a sure to his “son” a sure and inspired him to seek out his personal type. Say howdy to a different golden ticket recipient.

Jayna Elise


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The Season 21 hopeful from Washington D.C. resident returned for one more crack on the Idol title. The 22-year-old with the golden coronary heart hoped to get her true second to shine this time round. Katy may see a renewed confidence. She showcased her progress on Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.” Katy referred to as it a full three-course meal and remarked how she made a second within the music. Luke referred to as it badass singing. Lionel welcomed her again. Again to Hollywood.

Keegan James 


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The 21-year-old skilled rollerskater carried out “The Greatest” by Tina Turner whereas on wheels. He placed on a full-on present. “That was a unique mode,” Lionel mentioned of the Schenectady, New Yorker resident. Luke felt there was a voice there. Katy thought he was good for one more competitors however inspired him to maintain on rolling.

Cate Gardener 


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The Aledo, Texan spoke about being pregnant together with her now 18-month-old son Cooper in junior highschool. The now 18-year-old carried out an authentic referred to as “The Place That I Name House,” which she wrote after she came upon she was pregnant. Lionel mentioned her voice was storytelling materials. Katy dubbed her a pure expertise. Luke may see the sky’s the restrict, evaluating her to Alison Krauss.

Jacy & Mia Matthews


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The teenage sisters from Centre, Alabama auditioned collectively. They spoke about how music introduced them nearer to their late dad. It’s why the 2 fashioned a musical group with their mother. They sang “If That Isn’t Love” by Elvis Presley to heat up. First up was 17-year-old Jacy singing “Assist Me Make It Via the Evening” by Kris Kristofferson.

Then it was 18-year-old Mia on “No Place That Far” by Sara Evans. Luke thought they approached music equally. They appeared quiet and timid and seemed for extra presence. The nation celebrity doesn’t know if they’re prepared. Jacy bought a no from Luke, and a sure from Lionel and Katy. Luke thought Mia was the stronger vocally and gave a sure. Lionel was a no. Katy respectfully disagreed with Lionel and was drawn extra to Mia. The Matthews ladies enter the lion’s den of Hollywood collectively…for now.

Jordan Anthony 


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The 18-year-old made the journey from Perth, Australia alongside his dad. Discuss strain to ship. He took on “Overlook Me” by Lewis Capaldi. Lionel liked the runs. Katy mentioned he had the products. Luke was impressed. A worthwhile aircraft ticket as Jordan will lengthen his keep within the States with a golden ticket.

Victoria Johnson 


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The Boca Raton 16-year-old got here with Mother, her largest supporter. She sang “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor. Katy requested for extra quantity. Luke felt she delivered like a star. Lionel discovered her confidence matched the vocals. She bought a golden ticket — a chewed-up golden ticket delivered by Luke’s canine Choc.

Bethany Teague 


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The 25-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina spoke concerning the significance of her household. Her mother handed away in 2017 after giving start to her sister. She grew up with out a dad. All of the emotion of the preschool instructor’s story was put into her efficiency of “Peace by Peace” by Kelly Clarkson. Katy may inform why that music was so necessary and inspired her to show that ache into goal. Lionel mentioned she validated what a success report was. Luke mentioned Bethany’s grandmother was proper in that she sings very effectively. Katy mentioned it was time for the caterpillar to show right into a butterfly. She’ll have the prospect to just do that in Hollywood.

Isaiah Case


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Music has been within the 22-year-old’s blood from the start due to the household. The worship pastor from Jackson, Illinois opened up about his ardour for writing music along with his son like he wrote music along with his dad. He performed an authentic referred to as “What May I Do.” Katy thought it was a cool music. Luke mentioned he got here out of the gate with meat in his voice. Lionel appreciated the storytelling facet. Case closed. Isaiah is off to Hollywood.

Julia Gagnon


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They saved top-of-the-line for final. The Cumberland, Maine faculty scholar first shared her touching life story. She was two when she was adopted from an orphanage in Guatemala. Regardless of being bullied at school, she had the assist system of the household to get her via. Julia opened up about discovering her start household. Her adopted father was capable of find them due to a non-public investigator in 2020.

Her start mother wrote her a letter thanking the start dad and mom for elevating her. She wished to reside lengthy sufficient to witness her daughter do one thing large. Julia selected a giant music “Ain’t No Means” by Aretha Franklin. Lionel was in shock at how she was capable of make such an iconic music her music. Luke was additionally amazed. Katy may hear a number of soul singers inside her and noticed Prime 10 materials. She is off to Hollywood. One higher, the judges traded the golden ticket in for the third platinum ticket. Time to restock on the tissues earlier than we make it to Hollywood.

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