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Lauren Mascitti and Grace Leer are both influenced by classic country music; which causes quite the debate to arise between Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry. Can they all agree and make a decision?
American Idol: Season 18
Episode: “Hawaii Showcase and Final Judgment, Part 2” (Top 40 Performances)
Performance: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin
Audition: Grace Leer audition
Grace Leer sings “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – American Idol 2020.
Showcase Round (Top 40)
The Showcase Round will air on March 29, 2020 and April 5, 2020, which will feature the top forty performing for the judges and a live audience at Aulani resort in Kapolei, Hawaii. The following day, the judges narrowed the number of contestants down to twenty in the Final Judgement.
American Idol 2020 (Season 18)
The eighteenth season of the reality show singing competition American Idol premiered on February 16, 2020 on ABC. It is the third season to air on ABC since the series reboot; Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie returned as judges despite budget cuts. Ryan Seacrest continues as show host, Bobby Bones returns as in-house mentor.
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Lionel Richie is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. His recordings with the Commodores and in his solo career made him one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s.
Luke Bryan is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – before signing with Capitol Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, in 2007.
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