Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

American Idol: Michelle Sussett, 22, Was "Living Hopeless In Venezuela"

Stacy Diaz | 13 March, 2018, 15:01

And while that's a fraction of the audience "Idol" regularly served up back in its mid-aughts heyday, the TV turnout marked a significant upgrade for ABC's Sunday 8-10 p.m. lineup, which season-to-date is averaging just 4.5 million viewers and a 1.0 in the demo.

Tell us how you really feel, Katy Perry!

"American Idol" had a solid return to network television Sunday night after a almost two-year hiatus.

Seems like only yesterday when the curtain came down on "Idol" after Fox decided it wanted to take a break from the show, but ABC made a decision to revive the show and introduced a new panel of judges that featured Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryant to spruce things up, CNN reported. "Come here, Benjamin. Come here right now!" she said.

That's when Perry chose to swoop in and give him a good luck kiss. He leaned over for a quick peck on her cheek but Katy turned her head and landed a kiss on the lips instead.

After composing himself, Glaze began his audition singing Nick Jonas's hit "Levels".

On Sunday night's premiere, performances of over a dozen people were screened and only Caty Turner, Maddie Roppe, Harper Grace, Layla Spring, Noah Davis, Alyssa Raghu, Zach D'Onofrio, and Dennis Lorenzo were given the tickets to Hollywood. Next time just take your time.

The revamped "American Idol" had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox's attempt to blunt the premiere's impact with its special on O.J. Simpson.