Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

" "American Idol" is the original and the best", declared Lionel Richie, one of the celebrity judges along with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap. Over the years, viewership declined as judges were shuffled and winning contestants were less successful, plus competition increased from other reality TV shows such as "The Voice", "America's Got Talent" and "The X Factor". The charismatic 17 year old skips school to audition in NY with a cutesy original folk-pop tune called "21st Century Machine".

There were more than enough doubters and critics in television land ready to say that it had only been two years since wrapping Season 15 of "American Idol", including a grateful send-off from then-President Barack Obama. As promised, the episode on Sunday did not highlight bad auditions. Her audition is a memorable one as she wears a black "Rebel" t-shirt, white short-shorts, and knee-high velvet boots. However, Lionel apparently couldn't get Ron out of his head following the audition, so the panel called Ron back into the room about an hour later and revealed he'd by flying to Hollywood for a second chance.

Alyssa's story on 'American Idol' featured her father, Dennis Raghunandan, and the close relationship they have forged.

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Harper Grace majorly redeemed herself in her audition after being known for a disaster of a National Anthem performance at just 11 years old. She performed "Young, Dumb and Broke" by Khalid, and Lionel loved the quality of her voice. When it was Layla's solo turn, she sang "Who's Loving You" (Jackson Five version).

It looks like Katy Perry has a thing for dark-haired guys with guitars! But he really blows them away once he sits down at the piano and begins a soulful rendition of "Stay" by Rihanna.

"We don't do that anymore but we still laugh just as much", added Perry. Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend.and a golden ticket. Eventually, she stuck out her foot, put the golden ticket between her toes and made William come and take it. The Allen Stone song, "Unaware" could not have been more ideal.

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