American Idol 2014 Spoilers Recap: Season 13 Begins In Boston (VIDEO)| January 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT
The time has come for the American Idol 2014 premiere and it comes with a lot of hype and a lot of changes, but one familiar face will greet us tonight on American Idol Season 13 and that is Ryan Seacrest, who would never go anywhere since he has a pretty sweet gig! We have new American Idol judges 2014 (Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.) in place and it is time to get these American Idol Season 13 auditions started! Follow along with the premiere in our American Idol 2014 Spoilers Live Recap and see what singers move on to Hollywood Week on American Idol 2014!
It will be interesting to see the interaction between these judges on American Idol 2014. We all know that there was major drama between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj last season, which turned many people away. They kept Keith, brought back Jennifer and brought on Harry to help bring the love back to the show and I think it might just work. Everything but positive thoughts have come about this judging panel, so I think the new producers might have gotten it right!
We will find out shortly, so stay right here for our Live Recap starting soon!
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Here we go…we start with a behind-the-scenes look at a contestant from Detroit. She makes her way in front of the judges and sings a Bruno Mars song, but I thought we were in Boston tonight??? It is a big promo, but she makes it to Hollywood.
We now really start the show, as we are in Boston and Ryan Seacrest is welcoming the large crowd to the auditions and the judges have arrived! They are showing us a lot of the city and from the eyes of the singers. We now get some words from the judges on American Idol 2014. I am liking this, as it is more personal.
The first audition comes from Troy Durden, who says if the scale is a 10 than he is a 100. He gets standing ovations when he sings and he seems very confident, but this is going to be a mess. He says he loves to twerk! To be honest, he sings way better than I thought he would! Jennifer Lopez said she kind of loved that. He then sings “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” while twerking and it gets three yes votes from the judges!
Sam Woolf is next and we see some about his life, where his Grandpa is his big supporter and his “agent” and takes him to all his gigs. He is young and cute and will do on this show. He brings in that guitar and the girls will love him. Keith Urban said he loves his pitch and his voice. He seems to sweet and genuine and I am a fan of him! He makes it Hollywood! The contestants are walking down a long hallway before coming out to their family and friends with that Golden Ticket and not just run out of the room. Lots of videos and split screens and I am liking it.
Speaking of that hall, but the contestants will now go in “The Chamber” before going in front of the judges, which is really an elevator. Then another closer look at the judges this season. They are banking on these judges to win everyone back and I think it could work. What do you think?
Time for some quick auditions on American Idol Season 13, as we look Ethan Thompson, Lindsey Pendicone and Jillian Jensen (who isn’t going to use the bullying story for us again?). Jillian has auditioned for Idol before and was a contestant on The X Factor Season 2. She’ll make it through here to Hollywood as well and the other two move on as well!
Taylor Hildack seems to be a big flirt, as she is flirting with Ryan Seacrest outside and then winks at the judges when she comes out. She sings Carrie Underwood and it didn’t seem anything special. Harry said she is good, but he wouldn’t put her in the great category. He wants her to practice more and says no. Jennifer wants to see more of her, but Keith says no and she is headed home!
The judges on American Idol 2014 are looking for more this season and Harry seems to that this is a singing competition and they are looking for singers. We go through a lot of no’s, but the judges are giving out some great advice while being harsh.
Stephanie Hanvey is a Jersey girl and loves going to the beach with her friends. Her favorite artist is Jennifer Lopez and is beyond excited to meet her. She said it is time for a Jersey girl to win this! She has this rasp to her voice that is nice. The judges all seem to enjoy her as a person and performer, but think she needs more work. They are torn, but do you think she makes it? After a commercial break, the judges all want to see more and she gets her tickets and breaks down in tears!
Now we have another Jennifer fan, but will it work out for Morgan Deplitch? She has good tone to her voice and has some good moments. I can’t believe that she is only 15 years old! Harry said she needs to find more age-appropriate song and maybe he is old-fashioned, but he was bothered by the song choice. Either way, she gets the votes and is going to Hollywood!
They haven’t shown us any characters on American Idol 2014 tonight, but here we go. James Earl is something else and can barely hear him talk, but he wants to be like R. Kelly or Michael Jackson. Harry said he is one of the coolest people he has met in a long time. They liked him, but no singing voice and he is headed home.
Austin Percario has a stage mom who seems a bit controlling. He comes in front of the judges and says he would go to Hollywood without her since he would be 18 years old then. The judges then ask her to come in and here we go. He does have a raspy sound to him, but then tries to go higher and it isn’t as good to me. The judges loved him and he is going to Hollywood without his Mom!
Kaitlyn Jackson is only 15 years old and doesn’t look it either….what is going on with these kids tonight??? She tells a story of her grandfather, who had a heart attack at one of her shows, but survived. She wrote a song for him, but then he died the day after she wrote it and never heard it. She sang it today and it was so good and so emotional. The judges want to see more from this girl and she gets her ticket!
Keith London is 21 years old and makes a living doing odd jobs around town. He has student loans that hit him hard every month, so he thought to try out for American Idol 2014 and try and make a better life for himself. He sings “Roar” by Katy Perry and I am a fan. Jennifer said she likes that song, but he made her like it more. Her and Keith love him, but Harry doesn’t think he is a good enough singer. He still gets his ticket to Hollywood.
Sam Atherton loves music and thinks he will win this. He has written a countless number of songs. He is so good now that he doesn’t even practice any more! He wants to sing three songs, but the judges tell him to start with the original song first. Yup, he was a hot mess and the judges send him on the way.
We have Shanon Wilson up next and he is a big guy and a football player, who happens to take on Ryan Seacrest in the waiting room and Ryan just runs scared! He has a great voice and some amazing range. Before he even finishes, Jennifer is giving him his ticket!
Stephanie Petronelli comes in wearing her cheerleading outfit and Harry said he almost wore that. She has a raspy voice and she said she has been practicing too much. Harry said vocally he wasn’t feeling it. Jennifer disagrees with him and Harry said not to argue with him or he will slap her! Jennifer and Keith feel it is in there, so they send her to Hollywood!
We are now heading to Austin to see what Texas has to offer us. The first one up is Durann Cree. Harry thinks she sounds like a little fish in a big pond and if she can standout each and every week. Jennifer thinks she needs work, but wants to see her in Hollywood. Keith and Harry don’t and she goes home.
We start with some mixed auditions in Austin, as both positive and negative auditions are happening. Tickets being handed out and other singers just going home to try again next season.
Savion Wright has been waiting for this moment for eight years. He never felt he had the creativity to audition yet. He was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid and his Mom bought him a guitar to help him out. He sings his own song and he has his own style and I like it. They think he is a performer and he is going to Hollywood.
Some quick yes auditions are shown before we take a closer look at Madelyn Patterson, who happens to be wearing a dress just long enough to cover her goods. She has a great voice and range, but all those inflections is a little too much for me. Harry tries to give her some advice, but the other judges love her and send her without the advice! Harry said some people are impressed by licks and go ooh and aah after they hear them and they roll back the video and it is true! Jennifer now threatens to punch Harry in the stomach….these judges are great and loving them right now!
Ben Boone gives Jennifer her first goosies of the season and he is going to Hollywood, along with two other singers who brought in their instruments with them to stand out!
Malcolm Allen can’t play the guitar, so he brings in his air guitar with him. He tries to be a jokester, but he can sing! Jennifer said it is so natural for him to sing she wants to punch him. She questions if he takes this seriously, but you can see it and they send him to Hollywood!
Rolando Guerrero has a moment with Jennifer Lopez and is crying just to meet her. He can’t sing though and the judges say no and he is going home, but he is happy to get to hug Jennifer.
Now a funny video of who Harry Connick, Jr. actually is! How do you not know who he is??? He finally gets a fan (Munfarid Zaidi) and Harry said if he blows him away on the first song then he will pick him up and hold him like a baby for the second song. He does some weird clapping and snapping thing, but the guy can sing and has a decent voice. Harry picks him up and Munfarid sings again and gets his ticket to Hollywood!
That is it for tonight and 46 tickets were handed out tonight! What do you think of the premiere of American Idol 2014 tonight?
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