"American Idol" had a solid return to network television Sunday night after a almost two-year hiatus. "I think Kary's just a little jealous". The current season of NBC's The Voice, featuring first Idol victor Kelly Clarkson as mentor, drew a 2.8 in 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers (L+SD) in its debut a couple of weeks ago.
According to NPR, though, it may be tough for "Idol" to go up as ABC's revival continues. Sent packing by the judges, Koby complains bitterly to the camera that "Katy was jealous" of her. "I know it wasn't an overnight success for me; it's not going to be for them", she said. With that being said, Harper received three yeses from the judges.
Outside of Perry kissing a guy who said he had never kissed a girl before, and dancing with a 17-year-old boy as he sang, "The Way You Look Tonight", the show, mostly, focused on the singers. Her already-very-short dress got hiked up so far that the producers covered her lower half with an American Idol censorship graphic.
By then, only a handful of the hundreds of hopefuls remain to compete every week for the title of American Idol. "Trevor, he's hot, he does construction on the side, and he loves his mom", Katy said, explaining why he was such a catch.
General Larry Platt never had a chance of making it to Hollywood with his original song, "Pants on the Ground", which lamented the low-rise jeans of the day's youth, but he did become one of the most memorable parts of Idol season nine.
William Casanova, 26, Washington, DC: A woman's shoe salesman, he charmed the judges with his smooth, flirtatious personality, and earned a golden ticket by singing Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You".
"I have a frightful feeling that could be a hit", he said, walking away. "There's no dismissing and just sending off and saying, 'You suck.' That's not how we roll".
Security soon dealt with Rey, but he went down in Idol history as one of the few to get their revenge on Cowell. "Everyone was crying. I was crying and then Luke Bryan came out, and he shakes my mom and dad's hand and says, 'You birthed a handsome mind, ' and all of that stuff".