Once-paralyzed singer tries for American idol, what happens next Special

Once-paralyzed singer tries for American idol, what happens next Special

"I am so excited right now, because just something about you is pretty dadgum inspiring, buddy".

Perry kept up with flirtatious attitude with a couple of other contestants who made it through to Hollywood, including one hopeful named William Casanova who said he "sells shoes to lovely women". Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul have been gone for some time, and we now have Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan as the judges.

Michelle Sussett, a 22-year-old from Venezuela, who now resides in Miami, FL, sang, danced a little salsa and really entertained with her performance of Selena's "Techno Cumbia". Bryan encouraged her to get rid of the guitar next time, but he was a fan. "I haven't met anyone from the 2000s!"

Who do you think gave the best audition of the night?

The 19-year-old shared a special moment with judge Katy Perry after his confession that he had never been kissed.

He auditioned for "American Idol" in Nashville. What unbridled enthusiasm! She also has some serious pipes on her for just 15.

While he did not receive the coveted ticket to Hollywood, he did get the opportunity to live out his dream of becoming a singer. Seven years ago, in Season 10, the resonant singer with the broad smile was eliminated in Hollywood Week, and the pain of that rejection drove him into a depression that presented itself in gaining pounds.

"Are you engaged?" she asked the 27-year-old, who said that he has a girlfriend. Stars, they're just like us!

Next up is Misha Gontar, 26, from Marengo, Illinois who shows Ryan that he's going to sing a particular Ukranian song. That's the concern that I have about those who are auditioning. Katy had an obvious crush on Trevor, to the point she had to leave the room because he looked "so hot". I'd rather listen than watch her perform.

The judging panel agreed Michelle should get a shot to go to Hollywood, but Katy wasn't entirely convinced Michelle could compete with the level of talent they had already found. They all got golden tickets. Laine's voice sounds much older than his young age indicates. Luke and Lionel teased Katy about love being "so close". David Francisco, 25, lives in Nashville, Tennessee and was hit by a vehicle and paralyzed from the waist down.

The singer laughed it off and Lionel joked: "There are some things you have to do for the business!"