American Idol 2019 Hollywood Week Recap Live blog and Video
American Idol 2019 Hollywood Week begins tonight (March 24) on ABC at 8 pm ET/PT. Featured on the panel are veteran R&B master, Lionel Richie, pop star Katy Perry and country singer Luke Bryan. Ryan Seacrest returns to host.
Will our beloved "Crazy Chicken Girl" Courtney Penry overcome her emotions and make it through Hollywood Week? Only one way to find out!
Alejandro Aranda sings "Sorry" by Justin Bieber in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at Hollywood Week.
The audition was a blur for him. The experience is “pushing me out of my boundaries” he says. He has self doubt, which Bobby is on hand to help. His guitar playing continues to be mesmerizing. He definitely puts his own spin on the hit. The judges are kinda freaking out in their seats. Katy throws her jacket. Luke and Lionel join her!
It’s line of 10 time. The other singers join Laci and Alejandro on stage. Alejandro, Laci and Kay Kay are asked to step forward. They are through. Katy warns them to work on their confidence. The rest are eliminated.
Katy had called the country singer a “diamond in the rough.” Laci does a bluesy version of the song on an acoustic guitar. This doesn’t sound very country? But it’s still a good arrangement! Her voice sounds a little rough. And it’s the beginning of the week. Still, love her rasp.
Madison Vandenberg sings "Already Gone" by Kelly Clarkson in front of Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry at Hollywood Week.
Margie Mays sings "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at Hollywood Week.
Logan Johnson sings "Sensible Heart" by City And Colour in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie at Hollywood Week.
Eddie Island sings "I'll Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie at Hollywood Week.
Shawn Robinson performs "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at Hollywood Week.
Colby Swift sings "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender at Hollywood Week–and gets a special gift from Luke Bryan after his performance!
Whole Lotta Woman by Kelly Clarkson. Whoo boy. Chicken girl (crush on Ryan Seacrest) who is engaged now is crying. She hasn’t even sung yet! Katy gives her a hug. Good lord. She yells her way through the song, forgetting many of the words. That was bad. Courtney doesn’t care. “I got to be me,” she says.
Laine Hardy sings "She Talks To Angels" by The Black Crowes and Ashton Gill sings "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt at Hollywood Week. See how they did in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.