American Idol 2020 Auditions 5 airs TONIGHT on ABC at 8 pm ET/PT. It’s the LAST audition episode before Hollywood Week kicks off on Monday (March 16). 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
Proud Mary by Tina Turner – 23 Orlando FL – The singer enters an empty room. Maybe the judges are still on the boat! Luke invites Gilberto take a load off of his patent leather boots. Lionel serenades Gilberto, and suddenly they are singing a duet. His personality is delightful. And what’s a boy in red patent leather thigh high boots to sing for his audition? Why Proud Mary by Tina Turner OF COURSE. AGAIN THERE’S DANCING. His vocals are very shouty. When the song kicks up, Katy joins him in a twirl-a-thon. Lionel appreciates that he’s unique. Theater may be your stage, he says. Gilberto disagrees. He begs. Katy says he has to get his chest waxed first. WHAT? She says he needs to be more serious. But she says yes. Lionel says no, and then Luke says….yes. OK then. Drama in Hollywood, I guess. Katy and Luke says yes, Luke says no.