American Idol 2019 Episode 2
ABC is spoiling American Idol 2019 audition episodes on the network’s official website. Check out the spoilers for the second audition episode set to air on a special night, Wednesday, March 6 at 8 pm ET/PT.
Who will be performing on American Idol 2019 Episode 2
Courtney Penry – 24 from Houston Texas.
Logan Johnson – 20 year old from Boise, Idaho.
Eddie Island – 25 year old Rideshare Driver from Nashville, TN.
Kason Lester – 28 year old strawberry farmer from Lebanon, TN.
Karli Ryan – 17 year old student from Milton, FL.
Karli sang an original “Give Me Back My Heart” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Tina Turner.
Juan Pablo – 26 year old ride share driver from North Hollywood, CA.
Shayy Winn – 17 year old high school student from Midlothian, VA.
Landen Knowlton – 23 year old army sergeant from Tupelo, MS
Ethan Payne – 15 year old high school student from Macon, GA.
Kimberly Gatski & Bernie Gonzalez – (26 and 27, respectively) The duo are students from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and married.
Out Loud (Original Song) – Here we go with the audition Idol has been pimping as THE BEST EVER. Alejandro has been performing for only 3 or 4 years. He started playing guitar at 20 and began busking on the street. Alejandro is feeling a little insecure ahead of his audition. He was homeschooled. Definitely the most original and interesting audition of the night. His guitar playing is mesmerizing. He’s not a perfect singer, but he’s so caught up in the performance–he fees what he’s singing to his bones. The judges lose their minds. “You my friend are so talented,” says Lionel. He wants something on the piano. He sits down to play a jazzy thing. Another original, I’m guessing. I don’t love his voice on this, but I’m going to remember that piano playing. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” says Luke. Katy wants to know if he’s the next American Idol. Instantly shy, Alejandro won’t answer. Trent Reznor, Chopin and Bach are his inspirations. Katy thinks he’s the winner and a genius. Maybe not the BEST AUDITION EVER but pretty damn good – 3 yeses.
Do I by Luke Bryan – He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 18 months. That is some serious stuff. He’s chasing his dreams. At 13 he met Luke Bryan through Make a Wish. His wish was singing with Luke during one of concerts. After, Luke gave him his guitar. Ethan is doing well, currently. He must have had a lung transplant at some point. With Luke’s gift in hand, he sings a duet with the judge. Hm. I wish Ethan was better. Lionel calls him an inspiration. Katy loves his confidence. I’d normally say Ethan should wait a few years and come back. I would say that if his health was good. I’m not even mad he got 3 yeses.
Washed by the Water by Need to Breath – He’s a sergeant in the military. He comes from a military family. A_ music choice. “Yes Sir No Sir” by the Kinks. Maybe the song’s irony is lost on the producers. Or maybe not! Katy wants him to talk to them as if they’re in his unit. He does the yelly sargeant thing. The judges hit the floor for push ups. “Miss Perry, you’re going to have to try again.” I like his voice. He’s got a cool tone and soulful phrasing. Lionel thinks there’s more in there. Katy felt he may have been trying to hard? Luke agrees. Geez. These comments. First the singers need an “extra gear” now Landen needs more subtlety. Still, they let him through – 3 yeses
Rise Up by Andra Day – Last year, Shayy had a tumor on her brain. After surgery, she became legally blind. They couldn’t get the entire tumor out without cracking her cranium. She’s a question mark at this point. She was teased by the kids at school. But there were many people in her corner. “It’s a whole nother side of life,” she says. Currently, she attends a performing arts high school. Her tone is really gorgeous and she hits the high notes beautifully. Her intonation is on point. Lionel is crying.
“You have wrecked me,” he says, getting up to hug her. “Thank you for that…you’re a lesson to us all.” Luke says, “You have what we cannot teach.” Lionel says, “You touched me…I’m so in love with you.” Katy, is also in love and inspired. “You sing like an angel,” she says. – 3 yeses. “You are meant to be here,” says Katy to a tearful Shayy. Next, footage of her high school welcoming her back with a rally.
Lebanon, TN – Holding Her by Chris Janson – Kason runs a strawberry farm with his brother. He brings fruit for everybody! He planted 30,000 strawberries at hand. He especially loves them chocolate covered. Still, his passion is music. Kason has a strong voice which he delivers with a slight rasp. Katy thinks he’s Top 10. She notes his nerves. But she does like his tone. Luke didn’t like his guitar playing, but he likes his voice. “You’ve got to hone in on your key signature sound.” Luke and Katy make good points. He’s got a good voice, but he didn’t quite deliver the goods.
Now, for a quick montage including Jake Durkin, 25 from Cohasset, Massachusetts, Cory Young, 21 from Temecula California, Betsy Jo, 21 from Miami, Florida Betsy’s hat falls off, she’s so animated. All 3 are through to Hollywood.
Besame Mucho – Originally from Mexico, he lives in Los Angeles now. Not even through the video package. This guy seems super obnoxious–referring to himself in 3rd person and comparing himself to great singers. Hm. Sanjaya sang it better. I’m not even kidding. Katy’s fanning herself, which is ridiculous. He’s practically crying by the end. Can you say overwrought? “You’ve got drama,” says Katy. They segue into a little parody of a Latin soap opera. Hm. Lionel is seduced. Katy goes on and on and on…really the editor needed to step in here. Luke isn’t feeling. Finally, some sense. But then he gives in and says yes. I feel like I just took some crazy pills. That audition was a joke. – 3 yeses
Give Me Back My Heart (Original Song) – Karli’s mom, who is with her in the holding room, auditioned for American Idol 15 years ago. She didn’t make it to the judges. “I was so nervous when I did this,” she says. Karli sings her original at the piano. Her tone is beautiful. Very pretty. Nice subtle phrasing too. Her songwriting skills are solid. “I really love you voice,” says Luke. He calls it “understated.” Katy says she needs a few more “gears.” Eh. Lionel is also unsure. Luke is a big believer in her. Katy thinks she could turn into a star. But she’s not ready. Aw. Lionel also says no. OK I disagree with this decision. The panel has allowed lesser talents through. – Luke – yes Katy and Lionel – No
Stay Ok (original song) – Katy yells at Luke for clipping his fingernails at the judges table. That is pretty gross to be honest. Katy has googly eyed fingernails, which matches the googly eyes on Eddie’s guitar. He’s dubbed himself the “mayor of Nashville.” Eddie puts a ton of effort into promoting himself. He’s both laid back and out of his mind, which is a weird combination.
Unsurprisingly, Island is not Eddie’s real name. He stayed in Nashville after arriving for a Paramore concert. Eddie’s sings with an odd tremor in his voice. It’s distracting. He would have been better served performing a cover–the song is a little bland. Luke calls him a star? Really? Lionel calls his “package” contagious. Katy declares that she’s part of the “Eddie Island fan club.”
Sober by Demi Lovato – It’s been his dream to audition for Idol his entire life. His older brother struggled with drug abuse, and sadly, so did her. Logan was addicted to painkillers. He believes he put his family through hell. His mother talks about how hard it’s been. Finally, he got clean. “Our family really needs a win right now. Something positive,” says Mom. He’s 8 months sober. Hm. Maybe too soon to jump into a stressful competition like American Idol. He performs a sweet, if unremarkable performance of “Sober.” Luke thinks he’s incredible. He likes his look. “These girls are going to lose their minds.” Luke compares him to Timberlake. Really? Katy wants to find an additional gear for his voice. Yes. That’s the problem. I kept waiting for me. They bring the family in for the vote. Katy warns the family to look after each other. Good advice. – 3 yeses
Courtney Penry backs up her big personality with a big audition by singing "Parachute" by Chris Stapleton and "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Parachute by Chris Stapleton – Everybody loves Ryan Seacrest! Including Courtney Penry who appeared on season 11 as the “crazy chicken girl in love with Ryan Seacrest.” Courtney has a new man, however. She’s engaged. Her man is her number one fan. “Oh you can skate on that!” says Katy upon viewing her engagement ring. During her performance, she adds a few of her own sound effects. It’s pretty silly! Katy calls her “fearless.” Luke was actually impressed with the “antics.” Courtney sings “Girl Crush” next. It’s better. She made it to the group rounds last time. Lionel appreciates that she has her own style. She was married two weeks later (video of the wedding included!) – 3 yeses
Alejandro Aranda – 24 year old dishwasher from Pomona, CA.
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