"If you gotta go where does that leave me?" Some truly incredible voices-and some pretty unique ones, too-got their chance to sing for the judges and earn that coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.
The moment was a heartfelt and sweet way to end the show Monday night, considering that just a few minutes before that Perry took a tumble and exposed herself to her male co-judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
And Monday, she was finally standing before Perry at her NY audition, as the pop superstar joked about Mara's age. Plus, it's only a matter of time until we see her own shoe collection front and center.
After contestant Michelle Susset invited the judges to get up and dance during her energetic audition, Perry toppled over in her sequined dress, exposing her crotch to the camera and fellow judges.
"I think if you ain't careful you might win American Idol", Luke admitted. Going to Hollywood.in 2026Yes, there is a a minimum age to audition for American Idol.
Jokes aside, it really was all fun and games in the end and the judges gave Sussett a golden ticket to Hollywood, because they thought she was super fun. And Lionel hugged her.
"I'm the best dancer ever", Perry quipped.
Gabbii Jones, a 24-year-old caretaker from St. Louis, MO, then sang "Dangerous Woman" for the judges.
They were Misha Gontar, a 26-year-old MRI technologist from Marengo, IL; Autumn Woods, a 27-year-old library clerk from Katy, TX; "Hank the Businessman", a 22-year-old delivery driver from Pittsburgh, PA; Neshia Ruffins, a 25-year-old singer from New Orleans; and Jonathan Herman, a 23-year-old content analyst from Austin, TX. Richie, Perry and Bryan are the judges on the next season of "American Idol", premiering March 11 on ABC.