Tonight’s American Idol first audition featured Nadia Turner’s daughter, Zaréh Isa.
Nadia Turner was a top ten contestant on the show’s fourth season, and her daughter took her to her audition without her even knowing.
Zaréh Isa impressed the jury and followed in her mother’s footsteps to claim a golden ticket.
Meanwhile, the jury will be joined by a rock legend tonight.
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx joins in the fun as auditions are held in Los Angeles.
It comes after Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry were smitten by Cadence Baker last week while hopeful Sam Finelli brought them to tears.
Baker sang Whitney Houston’s “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and her father played guitar.
Finelli’s audition was the last of the night, and after revealing that he has autism and was too scared to audition, he delivered a performance that earned a standing ovation from the judges.
“You were born enough,” said Lionel Richie. “Your handicap is your gift.”
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Cover by Katy Perry
Jacob sings Rise by Katy Perry.
The judges appear to have been shocked by Jacob’s audition.
The 2019 contestant returns
“I didn’t feel safe there,” said Jacob Moran.
He said he’s lost over 60 pounds and has since gained confidence.
“I remember you!” said Luke Bryan.
Katy also said she remembers him.
Charvonay turned away
Charvonay auditioned next and was quickly dismissed by the judges.
Kevin Gullage: That’s how strong my love is
The jury was impressed with Kevin’s audition.
“That was crazy, so if you keep it up with that voice-” Katy said.
“My friend, you have so much taste!” said Lionel.
The judges sent him to Hollywood.
Who can forget William Hung?
The former contestant auditioned for American Idol in 2004.
Fritz gets a golden ticket
Katy said the chorus was very good and had a lot of potential.
However, she said he needed to find out who he was as an artist.
“I think you deserve a chance, and it’s a yes,” Katy said.
Luke initially voted no, but Lionel voted yes and he got a golden ticket.
“Ready to perform on stage”
Fritz sings Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi.
One Twitter fan said he was “ready to perform on stage.”
Next Fritz Hager
The 21-year-old security officer is from Texas.
“I really just sit in a dark room 12 hours a day,” he said. “I don’t want to sit in this room for the rest of my life.”
“A Broadway Babe”
Kenzie sang I’m With You by Avril Lavigne.
Katy called her “a Broadway babe.”
The judges agreed that she is more of a theater actress and voted no to send her to Hollywood.
Next up is Kenzie Elizabeth
The 20-year-old is from California and is next in line.
She brought her grandmother and said, “Music is my life.”
The judges are now doing a karaoke segment entitled “Scaryoke.”
They spin a wheel and sing karaoke.
“Sam proved us wrong”
The jury agreed that Sam had proved them wrong after giving an impressive audition with an original song tonight.
Katy gets emotional
The judge started crying when Sam started singing and put her t-shirt on.
“Goodbye isn’t good of me, Sam!” said Kate.
“Thank God you got so much better in such a short time,” Luke Bryan said. “Whatever I said in Austin, I take back.”
The judges gave her an enthusiastic “yes”.
Katy said her original was one of the best the judges had heard all season.
The former candidate returns
A contestant who previously auditioned has returned to American Idol to try again.
“I’m not scared this time,” Sam Moss said.
She sings an original song.
Fans love Thomas
One Twitter fan said he has “great Golden Retriever energy.”
Katy sees something
“You’re a big personality,” Luke said.
“Forget the singing, you’re an actor, you’re someone’s host,” Lionel said.
Katy said she disagreed with the other judges.
“I learned how to bring it down, but I also know how to have fun and light up a room.”
Katy voted yes and Luke voted no.
Lionel voted yes and sent Thomas to Hollywood.
Next Thomas Patrick Moran
Thomas introduced himself with some Irish tap dancing and his mother joined in.
He began singing Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools.
Katy stopped him and asked what his second song was.
He now sings River by Leon Bridges.
First golden ticket of the night!
Nadia Turner thought she was going to the spa with her daughter, but now she’s watching Zareh follow in her footsteps.
Nadia gets a handkerchief
Lionel gave Zareh’s mother a handkerchief after the audition.
“From now on I’ll bring two tissues with me,” he said.
“You killed that song,” Luke said.
“I think you have a real chance,” Katy said.
The judges voted to send Zareh to Hollywood.
Wear the same outfit
Zareh made sure to wear the same top her mother wore to her 2004 audition.
The daughter of the former candidate stands up first
Season 4 top ten finalist Nadia Turner just found out her daughter wanted to audition for the show.
Zareh Turner blindfolded her mother and surprised her.
Katy takes her supplements
“You’re not going to swallow all that!” said Lionel Richie to Katy Perry as she popped a few pills at a time.
American Idol is now live and Nikki Sixx showed up immediately and spoke to a contestant.
The auditions took place on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
From The Voice to American Idol
19-year-old Allegra Miles auditioned for American Idol in episode 20, but this isn’t her first appearance on television.
Allegra also auditioned for season 18 of NBC’s The Voice.
The talented singer made the top 9 before being voted off the show.
Allegra is heading to Hollywood after American Idol’s three judges called her a “real artist.”
Who was the first candidate?
Noah Thompson was the first contestant to audition for American Idol this season when the premiere aired last month.
He’s a construction worker from Kentucky and announced that his friend signed him up for American Idol.
Noah also got the first ticket to Hollywood.
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