South Jersey teen moves on to next round on ABC's 'American Idol'

Lula Sharp
March 13, 2018

Young Zach D'Onofrio may not sound like it when he speaks, but he's got a Sinatra-style singing voice that had judge Katy Perry dancing with him-and judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie dancing with each other!

Fox doesn't admit it was trying to beat it's former ratings juggernaut but I think it's safe to say that had something to do with it. Glaze nervously agreed, and when he leaned in for a second cheek-kiss, Perry turned her face so their lips connected, which surprised Glaze so much he fell backward.

A handful of contestants delivered standout, jaw-dropping performances: Mara Justine, Brandon Diaz, Laine Hardy, Thaddeus Johnson, and Rissa Watson.

You can't keep Katy Perry off the dance floor.

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The 20-year-old sings Allen Stone's "Unaware" on an audition episode scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Monday.

Next up was William Casanova, singing "A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway. Plus, it's only a matter of time until we see her own shoe collection front and center.

"I've never been in a relationship", he told the trio of judges. Known for being unreserved, outspoken and at times just plain silly, Perry was moved to tears following a contestants audition on Monday night's show. Lionel noted his voice is "an incredible machine", and Katy said she can't wait to see him push his instrument even further. "You're everything I wanted and more". Michelle still got her golden ticket, though. Luckily, her somewhat over-the-top rendition of Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" was enough to convince the judges to save her from a life of drudgery and send her to Hollywood.

Since Tulsa was among the audition sites for the "Idol" reboot a year ago, we can expect to see more Oklahomans on the show as the televised tryouts continue.

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