Last week of American Idol Season 13 got off to a strong start. The new producers finally listened to the complaints longtime fans have held for years. Ridiculous/tone deaf auditions were few and far between, and increased successful auditions replaced lengthy sob stories.
American Idol seems like a different series in its 13th season, so it was a bit ironic to see the show return to its roots during the auditions. During last week’s show, the son of Season 1 finalist Nikki McKibbin auditioned for the judges. New judge Harry Connick. Jr felt Tristen Langley’s story was better than his voice, but he still earned a trip to Hollywood.
Watch Tristen Langley’s American Idol Season 13 audition.
Briana Oakley is another name to watch from the first week of American Idol Season 13 auditions. Oakley made it to Hollywood last season but was cut before the live shows. But she sounded better than ever on Thursday night, with judge Jennifer Lopez comparing her to Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks.
Other standouts from last week of American Idol Season 13 included David Luning and Jesse Roach. Luning brought a unique style and original song to his audition, leaving the judges to wonder if he fits the Idol mold. He was certainly talented enough to advance to the Hollywood, though it will be interesting to see how he fares when he has to cover other artist’s material. Jesse Roach, meanwhile, used her raspy voice and rocker style to secure her golden ticket.
Watch Jesse Roach’s American Idol audition below.
So what will happen in Episode 3 of American Idol Season 13? Wednesday’s auditions will focus on the Detroit auditions. And if you want to know which contestants from this episode advance to the live shows , you can check out spoilers for the American Idol Season 13 Top 30 here.
You can watch Episode 3 of American Idol Season 13 live at 8 p.m. EST. But if you cannot get to a television, you can watch highlights from the 2014 Detroit auditions online for free this week via the show’s YouTube page.
Did you watch the 2014 American Idol Detroit auditions live or online for free? What did you think of Season 13, Episode 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.