American Idol Slips in Night 2, Easily Bested by The Voice

What to Watch on Sunday: 'American Idol' returns (on a new network) and OJ's 'Lost Confession'

Monday night's broadcast marked the second night of auditions for Idol's premiere, and the fifth night (third week) of blind auditions of The Voice's 14th season. And not just for her killer voice - but because she sings her heart out while still wearing the rubber bands on her braces. Now, go study or something!

It's possible they said no to hundreds of singers, but in two hours we saw exactly four noes - and Lionel turned into a hugging machine. He sings a nice version of Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You".

"Did you just say wig?"

17-year-old Garrett Jacobs did his grandma, Honey, proud with his audition and even though she couldn't be there in-person, the judges made sure he got her on the phone to hear he was on his way to Hollywood!




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". On top of making the judges feel good, Michelle has a pretty decent voice, too. On that show, she was knocked out of the competition following her top 12 finals performance. He had a singer-songwriter vibe, and his falsetto was gorgeous. The judges were having a good time, but not enough to give him a pass.

Brandon, a 21-year-old college student from Ashburn, VA, who now resides in Boston, MA, sang "Unaware" by Allen Stone and received three yeses from the judges. Brandon's dad is a musician who came to the US from Cuba as a child. Brandon goes through to the Hollywood rounds and the tearful group hug commences.

And last night, Perry took her talents to the dance floor. Recently, Bryan appeared on several morning shows to talk about his judging gig and said that prior to taking the job, he hadn't realized how many people he'd have to say "no" to in the auditions.

Noah Davis brought his love of alpacas and his wig-based lexicon to his audition. Following Francisco's audition, he successfully received a golden ticket to Hollywood, securing his spot for the next round in the competition. But unfortunately, there is a twist in the story as Trevor has a girlfriend - Oops!

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