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.
Rob Taylor – 27 – Bruises by Lewis Capaldi – Rob says he’s terrified. DUDE YOU WANT TO TOP 10 on The Voice season 8! You been to this rodeo below. Heh. He was a good singer in 2015, but he’s matured even more since then. Lionel calls him “amazing.” His father passed away recently and it was his dream that he audition. Oh wow. When he came out as gay last year his family disowned him. Including the mom Rob took care of after she had a stroke? He gave up going to Berklee for her. Dang, that’s cold. His father accepted him, but sadly died from a drug overdose last year. Luke calls it a “perfectly done audition.” Katy says it’s time for him to figure out the kind of artist he wants to be. Rob gets 3 yeses from the judges. – 3 yeses.