Episode 2 American Idol Season 2 ABC Auditions Recap
For once the producers are actually announcing who is performing ahead of time. Episode 2 American Idol Season 2 ABC Auditions Recap
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Courtney Penry – 24-year-old from Houston Texas. She’s “Formerly known as “Crazy Chicken Girl in love with Ryan Seacrest” from 2011 auditions” Instagram: @courtneypenrymusic
A bit too much – Girl Crush was the second song requested. Three heck yeses! They tied the knot two weeks later.
Logan Johnson – 20-year-old from Boise, Idaho. He’s a golf shop attendant and has wanted to be on American Idol since age 5. @logankjohnson. His mother spoke about his drug addiction and found help through his family. Sober was his song choice…he sings from his upper register in this audition. Called incredible…family was invited into hearing the judging panel. Three yeses~ emotions fill the room.
Eddie Island – 25-year-old Rideshare Driver from Nashville, TN. He moved to Nashville for a Paramore concert and never left. Instagram: @nashvillemayor. His real last name is Ligget (spelling). Auditioning with his own original song…with a good tone, and some overstretching of his notes. Three yeses!
Kason Lester – a 28-year-old strawberry farmer from Lebanon, TN. He planted 30,000 strawberries by hand. Instagram: @kasonlester. He wants to chase a music career auditioned with Holding Her…has a good tone and strong registrar…Katy called him Top 10…wtf a country look. Look for a key signature sound…three yeses you’re going to Hollywood!
Karli Ryan – a 17-year-old student from Milton, FL. Her mother auditioned for American Idol 15 years ago! Willett is her legal last name. She goes by Ryan on stage. According to a local news report, Karli sang an original “Give Me Back My Heart” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Tina Turner. Instagram: @karliryanmusic. A nice sweet voice…bit more discovery needed. No. She will not give up!
Juan Pablo – 26-year-old rideshare driver from North Hollywood, CA. He’s addicted to mango-chile flavored Nerds. Instagram: @juanpablomusic1. He has an over the top range…in Spanish, loud and emotion from a street singer…plenty of drama. Luke did not feel it. Three yeses.
Shayy Winn – 17-year-old high school student from Midlothian, VA. She was obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid. This audition is a real tear-jerker. Shayy lost her eyesight a few years ago. Instagram: @shaylashayywinn. She auditioned with Rise Up…this is why we do these shows…pure emotional joy…passing the tissues around folks. Great range in her voice…Lionel has been wrecked and walked over to hug her. Luke claimed it came from the soul. Three yeses!
Landen Knowlton – 23-year-old army sergeant from Tupelo, MS. He starred in a short film at age 8 that won several awards. The short film is Flip (2004). He also starred in the sequel Flip: A new short film in 2006. Instagram: @shaylashayywinn Has a good tone, needs coaching in breathing, emotional connectivity and breathing. They identified several weaknesses but he was given three yeses.
Ethan Payne – 15-year-old high school student from Macon, GA. Luke Bryan gave the singer a guitar at one of his concerts. Instagram: @ethanpaynemusic He suffered from cystic fibrosis from an early age and it affects his breathing… a duet audition…three yeses!
Kimberly Gatski & Bernie Gonzalez – (26 and 27, respectively) The duo are students from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and married. They “had a Cinderella themed wedding.” So will there be drama if one makes it and the other doesn’t? Instagram: @Kimberly_janet_g & @Bernie_g3…even the animated overlays did not save this…cute but not Idol. Three no’s.
Alejandro Aranda – 24-year-old dishwasher from Pomona, CA. He’s only been playing music for four years. Alejandro sings an original song, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Instagram: @scarypoolparty. Self taught singer, admits to being nervous his song called Out Loud! Blown away he is the full package…shine on man! Three yeses!